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At 5.30PM on Radio 4 today apparently a mother and an 'expert' are going to argue that ALL cinema is harmful to children - ?!

(28 Posts)
franch Sat 09-Aug-08 13:32:53

I think that was the gist anyway. I probably won't get the chance to listen - if you do, will you tell me what they say? As a theatre and cinema addict who has already infected her DDs with the bug, I am genuinely intrigued.

MrsWeasley Sat 09-Aug-08 13:34:25

if she is right we are doomed grin

franch Sat 09-Aug-08 13:36:32

Us too! 'Any film of any certificate' was the phrase I heard - ?!!

unfitmother Sat 09-Aug-08 13:37:34

What? hmm

franch Sat 09-Aug-08 15:15:32

hmm indeed. Try to listen - I'll do my best to catch it!

cornsilk Sat 09-Aug-08 15:25:07


Overmydeadbody Sat 09-Aug-08 15:26:25

Oh for goodness sake, some people really are fruit loops aren't they?

franch Mon 11-Aug-08 21:51:48

Anyone hear it?

ScottishMummy Mon 11-Aug-08 21:53:41

nah was at the odeon

OrmIrian Mon 11-Aug-08 21:56:42

No. That's just silly. All bleach is bad for children, all small pox, all exposure to Big Brother, all nasty nylon sports wear is bad for children. Cinema, no.

iamdingdong Mon 11-Aug-08 21:58:42

I think it was about how you shoudn't take tiny babies to any old cert film jsut because they can't understand what's going on , the sound effects etc can still have an impact (was cooking whilst listening so not sure, will try to find info!)

LynetteScavo Mon 11-Aug-08 22:00:59

I went to see Saving Private Ryan whilst pg with DS1. It definately damaged him. We gave him the same name as the main character.

solidgoldbrass Mon 11-Aug-08 22:02:22

You shouldn't take babies to the cinema except for designated mum&baby screenings because otherwise the baby will shriek and howl at a crucial moment and piss the other punters off.

TheProvincialLady Mon 11-Aug-08 22:11:35

You aren't allowed to take tiny babies to any old cert film any more anyway as they have tightened up the rules. I used to go to a mother and baby screening and the films could only be pg or U for that reason.

Jux Mon 11-Aug-08 22:24:38

If you go to this link you will be able to 'listen again' to the show (iPM).

franch Tue 12-Aug-08 15:48:41

Can't get the iPlayer thingy to work - just says 'buffering'

christiana Tue 12-Aug-08 15:59:33

Message withdrawn

franch Tue 12-Aug-08 16:12:36

So they were talking about the watch-with-baby type screenings, and parents taking little kids along to see grownup movies - as opposed to kids going to kids' films?

christiana Tue 12-Aug-08 17:19:15

Message withdrawn

cornsilk Tue 12-Aug-08 17:26:14

Kids have always seen films like that though. The Indiana Jones Trilogy was incredibly violent and a PG. Star wars as well.

franch Tue 12-Aug-08 20:20:55

Aha - have managed to download it so will hopefully be able to listen

mloo Tue 12-Aug-08 20:43:15

Was the expert the Eric Selgman (sp??) guy who argues that all screen time for children is terrible? He's a fruitloop. (imho)

franch Tue 12-Aug-08 21:55:59

Yeah the name was something like that. Just listened - yes it was about 'watch with baby' screenings so not what I thought - bit of a non-story really

girlsallaround Tue 12-Aug-08 22:02:12

really boring. so many things our growing ones are exposed to may be good/bad for them. why pick on cinema today? this guy is probably trying to pr a new book he wants to sell again

nooka Tue 12-Aug-08 22:41:59

Surely watch with baby type screenings wouldn't include films like Dark Knight? I imagined them to be mostly adult as in children wouldn't watch, rather than children couldn't watch (well maybe with a bit of nudity and sex) thrown in...

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