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Behind the Velvet Curtain. Remembering Dušan Makavejev’s W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism

Reviewing filmmaker Dušan Makavejev’s W.R.: Mysterije Organizma (W.R.: Mysteries of the Organisma) critic wrote: ‘A movie that, had he been compelled to see it, would surely have given John Wayne a stroke. Tito, who happened to be a big fan of John Wayne, saw it upon its release – and W.R. was banned in Yugoslavia. Britain also censored parts of the film: Channel 4 asked Makavejev to cover some details (mainly male erections) with computer graphics.