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Censoring the moving image

Author: Philip French; Julian Petley
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, ©2007.
Series: Manifestos for the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From its birth in the dying days of the nineteenth century to its hi-tech proliferation today, cinema has been a mote in the eye of the censors. Its popular appeal and widespread dissemination made it an obvious and easy target: it was widely accused of corrupting morals, spreading dangerous ideas and having a particularly malign effect on children and members of the 'lower orders.'
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip French; Julian Petley
ISBN: 9781905422555 1905422555
OCLC Number: 154690941
Description: 122 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Censoring the moving image / Philip French, Julian Petley --
In conversation : David cook, director of the BBFC, talks to Julian Petley, 2 August 2007 --
The British Board of Film Classification guidelines --
The Video Recordings Act 1984 --
The American ratings system, as explained by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) --
The current MPAA ratings system.
Series Title: Manifestos for the 21st century.
Responsibility: Philip French, Julian Petley.
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In the West, the debates over censorship in film have usually focused on sex and violence, but censorship for political and religious reasons is a reality in many parts of the world, and film-makers  Read more...

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