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ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

It is a commonplace observation that the law regards, and is right to regard, prior restraints on speech and writing with particular hostility. One fundamental question is whether the differences ... More


The Strange Case of The Miracle, 1950–1952

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/9780813124513.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the film The Miracle and the unusual circumstances that surrounded it with regards to film censorship. When the film was submitted to the New York City censors, it was ... More


La Ronde, 1951–1954

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/9780813124513.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses La Ronde, a saucy, satirical, and cynical treatment of seduction and casual sex. As expected, this film came under fire in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1953, after the New York ... 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


The Tide Turns against the Censors, 1953–1957

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/9780813124513.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the grim outlook of the legality of film censorship in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York during the 1950s. The judges in New York, who had staunchly supported their censors for ... 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


Censorship, Reception and the Films of Gaspar Noé: The Emergence of the New Extremism in Britain

Daniel Hickin

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the changing attitudes of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) towards film censorship since the 1990s, focusing on how it dealt with the cinema of the new extremism. ... More


The First Amendment Resurfaces, 1946–1950

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/9780813124513.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the arrival of the First Amendment in the arguments regarding movie censorship. It looks at several major speech-protection breakthroughs in the years following the Second ... 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


Pruning Knife Busy

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 7 addresses film censorship in the South, and places this history in the larger context of the American film industry as a whole. From early boxing films such as the Johnson-Jeffries fight of ... More


. Censored Subjects

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes the theme of the archivatisation/ big data, secrecy/transparency/technics of recall introduced in the previous chapter and recontextualises it specifically in relation to the ... More


Beyond X: From Myth to Ethics

Jonathan E. Abel

in Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520273344
eISBN:
9780520953406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273344.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“Beyond X” exposes the root of historical misunderstandings of fuseji by tracking the postwar myths about the marks. Replacing the timeline of chapter 6 with a more nuanced archeology of the marks, ... More


Cutting and Splicing: The Editor and Censor of Mintu the Murderer

Lotte Hoek

in Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162890
eISBN:
9780231535151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the montage practice done to the film, Mintu the Murderer, consequently illustrating the ineffective policing of the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. The film had been ... More


The Courts Provide No Relief, 1909–1927

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/9780813124513.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the role of the courts in preventing the removal of film censorship and the individuals who challenged this early on. It was in Chicago when the movie censorship law was first ... More


Love and defection

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Ninotchka's three different lives during the early years of the Cold War. It also emphasises the American film industry's ability to combine profits and politics almost from day ... 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


Nastier Still

Julian Petley

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most obvious reason why the Video Recordings Bill is undesirable is that the so-called ‘video nasties’ have already been deemed illegal under the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) and disappeared. ... More


Film Censorship: An Unconstitutional System 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0113
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter looks at film censorship in India and discusses a report released on 26 July 1969 by the Enquiry Committee on Film Censorship. Headed by G. D. Khosla, a former Chief Justice of the High ... More


Here Come the Yanks!: January–December 1942

Robert Cole

in Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622771
eISBN:
9780748651337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622771.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Irish-American press was outraged over Pearl Harbor. The United States joined the war of words at once, including cracking down on assistance to the enemy, and anti-British and ... More


From Film Colony to Film Sphere

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the development of film institutions within the formal colonies of Taiwan and Korea and its extension to the semicolonial film market of Manchuria. It examines how legislation, ... More


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