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The Last Battle, or Why Makin' Whoopee! Matters

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/9780748625383.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) trying repeatedly to liberalise its guidelines relating to ‘R18’ videos, and being prevented from doing so by the then Home ... More


The Limits of the Possible

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/9780748625383.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter states that the Video Recordings Act and the ‘extreme pornography’ provisions of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 need to be understood as measures that transcend matters of ... 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 Anatomy of a Newspaper Campaign: Crash

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/9780748625383.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) being bullied by Associated Newspapers to restrain it into banning David Cronenberg's Crash, and to encourage local councils to ... More


‘The Tenor of the Times’: An Interview with James Ferman

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/9780748625383.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses an interview with James Ferman. John Trevelyan has close relations with many British film-makers, frequently advising them on censorship matters before and even during ... More


Introduction

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/9780748625383.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first part of this book investigates the origins of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (VRA), and situates these firmly in the moral panic about ‘video nasties’ which started in 1981. The second part ... More


Doing Harm

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/9780748625383.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights that Juice was later separated for particular praise for its moral stance by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). It also explores the works on how the Board ... More


‘The Way Things Are Now’: An Interview with Robin Duval

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/9780748625383.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Robin Duval. One of the difficulties with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) throughout a large part of its history was that it left an awfully ... More


Full Circle

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/9780748625383.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores why the Video Recordings Act (VRA) looks set to be a permanent feature on the statute book. A draft Video Recordings Bill was notified to the EC on 10 September 2009. The ... 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


Savagery and Serenity: Extreme Cinema and the Films of Kim Ki-duk

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the reputation and reception of the Korean director Kim Ki-duk. Kim was a central figure in Tartan’s Asia Extreme brand, and the frustrated efforts of Tartan’s owner and ... More


Vicious Drivel and Lazy Sluts

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/9780748625383.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates how difficult the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)'s job was made by a press which repeatedly and shrilly insisted that videos somehow ‘caused’ crimes such as the ... More


Watching Rape, Enjoying Watching Rape …: How Does a Study of Audience Cha(lle)nge Mainstream Film Studies Approaches?1

Martin Barker

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/9780748641604.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws on a 2005 study sponsored by the British Board of Film Classification to evaluate the ways in which real audiences (not audiences artificially assembled for purposes of a ... More


Versions and Censorship

Darren Arnold

in The Devils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the censorship travails of Ken Russell's The Devils (1973) and the various versions of the film which have appeared on both big and small screens. The Devils is a film which, in ... More


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