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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Moon Is Blue is a 1953 comedy film directed by Otto Preminger which tells the story of a young girl who meets an architect in the Empire State Building and quickly turns his life upside down.

The story is about a young woman who makes fun of her parents' concerns for her virtue and tries to play two suitors off against each other by claiming that she plans to keep her virginity until marriage, was the first film to use the words "virgin", "seduce" and "mistress" since the enactment of the strict Production Code in mid-1934, and it was released without a certificate of approval, and as a result was at first independently released, but achieved success and was nominated for several Oscars. Preminger's refusal to back down and get the film released helped to break down the Catholic censorship that had controlled Hollywood output since 1934. The film was subsequently condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency.



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