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Censoring the 1970s : the BBFC and the decade that taste forgot

Author: Sian Barber
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a study of the British Board of Film Censors in the 1970s. In permitting and refusing specific material to be shown on cinema screens the BBFC were dictating patterns of taste and helping shape and determine notions of acceptability. Contentious and controversial texts like A Clockwork Orange (1971), Straw Dogs (1971) The Devils (1971) and Life of Brian (1979) have been used to draw attention to the way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(UK-RwCLS)9781443833493
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sian Barber
ISBN: 9781443833493 1443833495 1283436000 9781283436007
OCLC Number: 775420456
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 156 pages)
Contents: Pt. 1. The Trevelyan years (1970-1971) --
pt. 2. The Murphy years (1971-1975) --
pt. 3. The Ferman years (1975-1980).
Responsibility: by Sian Barber.

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This book explores the work of the British Board of Film Censors in the 1970s. Throughout the decade this unelected organisation set standards of acceptability and determined what could and what  Read more...

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