Bringing the Text to Life
In less than 10 days, the Christmas movie blockbusters will start showing up in movie houses across the country. Kids will be asking their parents to take them to see Jim Carrey in Majestic, or George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Matt Damon in Ocean's 11. Perhaps they'll want to see Russell Crowe and Ed Harris in A Beautiful Mind. And the first thing parents are going to wonder?
What's it rated?
Most parents (75%) find the movie ratings helpful. They appreciate being warned about sexual content, profane language or violence.
Jay Landers knows all about the ratings system adopted by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). He seems typical enough. Every day he climbs into his worn 1983 Mazda sedan and drives to his job in a windowless office at a quiet, three-story building in southern California.
His job is anything but typical. In fact, it's top secret. No one, not even close friends and relatives, know the details of his work for the MPAA. Landers is a movie rater....