Today is August 1, the first day of #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! This is the successor to #CleanMovieMonth2020, our celebration of the American Breen Era (1934-1954) during July. In honor of the anniversary of the formation of the PCA in July 1934, we annually dedicate July to watching and reviewing nothing but Code films. August is the opposite. In #AMonthWithoutTheCode, we don’t watch or review any Code films.
This might seem strange for PEPS, since our main focus is the Code and the films made under its enforcement. However, #AMonthWithoutTheCode is far from a break from the Code and its study. We watch un-Code films (movies not from the American Breen Era) very mindfully during this time, studying them to notice how they are different from Code films. This abstinence from Code films makes us appreciate them even more!
This is our third year celebrating #AMonthWithoutTheCode. This year, we are calling it #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 in honor of this year’s interesting number. I am going to publish a Breening Thursday article every week. We suspended this article during July, but this month we are suspending Film Fashion Fridays and Code Concepts instead. I am still going to publish two 100 New Code Films articles each week, as usual. I will be able to observe the rule of watching no Code films anyway, though, since I was able to watch enough extra new Code films during July. I will just review them during this month. I also am going to write sixteen mini reviews of un-Code films, highlighting how they are different from Breen Era films. Added to our four Breening Thursday articles, that will equal twenty articles in all.
Please join us in our study of un-Code films by participating in #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! Click here to see the original announcement and learn how you can participate.
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