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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


Colonial Indian Cinema: A Peripheral Modernity

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

in Unruly Cinema: History, Politics, and Bollywood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043123
eISBN:
9780252052002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043123.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the hybridity and modernity of early Indian cinema, which managed to survive the control and surveillance of the colonial government. The first crisis of Indian cinema was its ... More


Film and Internet Censorship

Gautam Bhatia

in Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460878
eISBN:
9780199086351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460878.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the legal regime of film and online censorship in India, and some of the important judicial decisions. It analyses the Supreme Court’s judgments in K.A. Abbas, in which the ... More


Overture

Julie Brown and Annette Davison

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The Introduction outlines the rationale for the book: the relative dearth of studies of the sonic environment of British cinemas in the period before the development of synchronized sound. It ... More


‘It’s Alive!’ The Birth of Home-Grown Horror

Ian Cooper

in Frightmares: A History of British Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071737
eISBN:
9781800341937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071737.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses how the interest in British horror films grew at a slow pace. It mentions that there was an enormous popularity of imported American horror films and that this led to a certain ... More


The British Board of Film Censors

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the origins of film censorship in Great Britain, in particular the development of the British Board of Film Censors, which was managed by Joseph Brooke Wilkinson over the years ... More


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