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  1. So, I suspect this topic may have been posted before because this community is just so comprehensive. Yet, I can't find it. My mother was a single mother when I was born smack dab in 1970. Add to that my granny was very dedicated to art influencing me. Consequently, I was exposed to a great deal that other kids may not have been exposed to at an early age. As it relates to movies, here is my list of movies I shouldn't have seen with the corresponding age. I am leaving out the Noir movies I watched late at night as an insomniac, the movies my babysitters let me watch, and the great, age appropriate classics I saw as well. I'd love to hear folks stories of similar shenanigans. I'm happy to discuss mine in more detail but would like to get others' takes. Again, please direct me to the topic space if I am rehashing old territory. Please also feel free to venture into a discussion of what or how to determine age appropriateness because a) I still am freaked out by stupid things based on early exposure but also b) I had intelligent people around me providing context, historical and cultural relativity, and open discussion regarding anything I wanted to know or say. That was the up side, and it made me a smarter person for it. Here's my long and distinguished list: Poseiden Adventure: I was 2 and I do remember. Coma: I was 8. A Clockwork Orange: I was one, so I can't remember it -- but, come on! Tommy: I was 4. Jaws: I was 5. Animal House: I was 8. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: I was 3. Saturday Night Fever: I was 7. Personal Best: I was 12. Marathon Man: I was 6. The Towering Inferno: I was 4 (not yet 5 but close). Invasion of the Body Snatchers: I was 8. Looking for Mr. Goodbar: I was 7. No, my mother didn't take me to it, but I was at a drive-in. We'd gone to see Darby O'Gill and the Little People, but guess what was showing one screen over and guess which one I saw more of? Life of Brian: I was 9. Midnight Express: I was 8. History of the World Part 1: I was 11. A Little Romance: I was 9. Lenny: I was 4. Alien: I was 9. The Silent Partner: I was 8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: I was 5. Earthquake: I was 4. Eyes of Laura Mars: I was 8. Taxi Driver: I was 6. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: I was 6. The Last Detail: I was 3. Tess: I was 9. The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue: I was 5. Cabaret: I was 2 -- and I do remember. The Deep -- I was 7. Freebie and the Bean: I was 4. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band: I was 8. A Special Day: I was 7. Pretty Baby: I was 8. Lipstick: I was 7. Shampoo: I was 5. Madame Rosa: I was 7. Harry and Tonto: I was 4. Deliverance: I was 2 and I do remember. Serpico: I was 3. Soylent Green: I was 4. Ben: I was 2 but I think I saw it as a rerun before I was 6. Little Darlings I was 10. Anyone else out there????
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