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The Miracle case : film censorship and the Supreme Court

Author: Laura Wittern-Keller; Raymond J Haberski
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, 2008.
Series: Landmark law cases & American society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although initially approved by state censors for screening in New York, Roberto Rossellini's Il Miracolo (The Miracle)--about a demented peasant woman who is seduced by a stranger she believes to be Saint Joseph--was attacked as sacrilegious by the Catholic establishment, which convinced state officials to revoke distributor Burstyn's license. In response, Burstyn fought back through the courts and won. The Supreme  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Wittern-Keller; Raymond J Haberski
ISBN: 9780700616183 0700616187 9780700616190 0700616195
OCLC Number: 225875123
Description: xiii, 233 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Movie censorship : origins and early challengers --
Origins of movies as art --
The miracle on West 58th Street --
The Supreme Court and the Miracle --
Burstyn's progeny --
The Legion of Decency after Burstyn --
Film freedom and sexual content --
The era of ratings and violence.
Series Title: Landmark law cases & American society.
Responsibility: Laura Wittern-Keller and Raymond J. Haberski Jr.
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Roberto Rossellini's "Il Miracolo" is deceptively simple: a demented peasant woman is seduced by a stranger she believes to be Saint Joseph, is socially ostracized for becoming pregnant out of  Read more...

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