GOOD AND EVIL IN AMERICAN MOVIES
The subject of the article is the moral aspect of American cinema. The author shows the origins and development of institutions responsible for the moral assessment of film production (The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Associations MPPDA; Production Code). He also presents the evolution of assessment criteria and its contemporary articulation. The author stresses the tension between the film makers’ artistic freedom and the demands of morals. The article is illustrated with examples of concrete films.