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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


‘Reading Society Aright’: Five Years after the Video Recordings Act

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/9780748625383.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an update regarding film and video censorship five years after the establishment of the Video Recordings Act. It specifically describes the British Board of Film Classification ... More


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the BBFC

James Rose

in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733643
eISBN:
9781800342064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733643.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the succession of events surrounding the British censorship of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is perhaps one of the longest in the annals of the British Board of Film ... More


English Gothic

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the British horror film industry. Given the country's input in the success of the Hollywood horror films of the 1930s, in terms of source material as well as technicians and ... More


The Legacy of Richard Matheson’s

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the 21st century synergy between vampire and zombie back to Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, a book that both reinvented the vampire story as science-fiction by ... More


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