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A Matter of Obscenity: The Politics of Censorship in Modern England

Christopher Hilliard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691197982
eISBN:
9780691226118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

For Victorian lawmakers and judges, the question of whether a book should be allowed to circulate freely depended on whether it was sold to readers whose mental and moral capacities were in doubt, by ... More


Creativity under constraints: The beginning of film translation in Mandatory Palestine

Rachel Weissbrod

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses film translation into Hebrew in Mandatory Palestine, from the 1920s to the 1940s, when silent films were gradually replaced by talkies and the need for translation increased. ... More


The Wider Context

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the topics of silent film, censorship, and the development of cinematic technology. The roots of all the major film censorship systems lie in the silent era. As such, it helps ... 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


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