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This Day in Film History:
October 9


1967:

Vilgot Sjöman's I am Curious (Yellow) debuts in Sweden. US Customs agents seize copies of the film as it is brought into America., though a US Court of Appeals later ruled that the film was not obscene.
Source: Forbidden Films

1971:

Debuting in New York two days earlier, The French Connection opens nationwide in the US. The film wins four Oscars, including Best Picture, marking the first time an R-rated work wins the award.

2002:

After 12 years on Florida's Death Row, Aileen Wuornos is executed. Charlize Theron's performance as Wuornos in 2003's Monster earned the actress Best Actress Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.





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