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Old October 26 2012, 04:51 AM   #125
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Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

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Lucas was worried ANH getting a G rating would make the movie look uncool to teens, so he put in the burned bodies of Luke's uncle and aunt to get a PG rating.
And maybe the severed arm in the cantina scene?
I heard one story that Lucas wanted the PG rating so as to attract teens and adults, but got it when at a preview showing, a young child cried when Darth Vader choked the captain of the rebel ship to death. An MPAA official on hand supposedly said, "You got your PG rating, George".
Sounds fishy. The MPAA does their own screenings and doesn't go to theaters to do it.
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