Now, there’s a concept, censoring for blandness rather than violence and passion.  Wonder if the film was a hit…

I once saw a poster for a French film with a man and a woman in hats smiling at each other across a table in the countryside and the clearly bored film censor had given it a rating followed by: Contains scenes of mild emotional involvement.

For other examples of Winder’s wry-ting, see our celebration of his earlier book, Germania.


Source: Simon Winder, Danubia: A personal history of Habsburg Europe (London: Picador, 2013), p. 399

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