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Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Raymond J. Haberski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the postwar era, the lure of controversy sold movie tickets as much as the promise of entertainment did. This book investigates the movie culture that emerged as official censorship declined and ... More


Introduction: romantics versus modernists?

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If there is a clash between romanticism and modernism in what is called ‘British’ cinema, it is as much internal as external. Most great directors in Britain are romantics to some degree and ... More


The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Robert Savage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book explores how news and information about the conflict in Northern Ireland was disseminated through the most accessible, powerful and popular form of media: television. It focuses on the BBC ... More


L.A. Belongs to the Coyotes1

Leif Kramp

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, who talks about his film Collateral and its star, Tom Cruise, as well as censorship issues raised about Hollywood by Christian fundamentalists. ... More


Afterword: Future Prospects for the Alternative Public Sphere of Independent Documentary

Dan Edwards

in Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final section of the book considers the future prospects for future development of the alternative public sphere of independent documentaries, in light of increasing censorship and a hardening ... More


Blackface and Wigs: Men Take over Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Movies projected women’s “proper place”: they did not come to anyone’s rescue; they were wives and mothers. Stuntwomen’s work decreased. Labor unions and guilds were formed—the Screen Actors Guild, ... More


Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Julian Petley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

How does film and video censorship operate in Britain? Why does it exist? And is it too strict? Starting in 1979, the birth of the domestic video industry — and the first year of the Thatcher ... More


The Seventh Case in Seven Years, 1957–1959

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the case of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a French film version of D.H. Lawrence's novel of the same name. This case was presented in the mid-1950s, when tolerance of mature-themed ... More


Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ronald Freedman's efforts to fight for the freedom of the screen. Freedman initially wanted to become a crusader for avant-garde films, but due to the interference of ... More


The Origins of Governmental Film Censorship, 1907–1923

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124513
eISBN:
9780813134901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the origin of governmental film censorship. Before movies were created, reformers constantly worried about the indecent content popular novels and photographs carried. It was ... More


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