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♦ ♦ Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of “Video Nasties”

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the film and music combination in violent motion pictures. Some examples of these films include Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond and The Cannibal Apocalypse. This chapter ... 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


The California Ramblers Taking Off

Ate van Delden

in Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825155
eISBN:
9781496825148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Arthur Hand had an orchestra of his own which was incorporated into Kirkeby's California Ramblers and which he would co-lead with Ed Kirkeby. In April 1922, Kirkeby arranged for the first of ... 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


Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Laurence Maslon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The crossroads where the music of Broadway met popular culture was an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century and continues to influence the cultural discourse of ... 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


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


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


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


Two or Three Things I Know About ‘Video Nasties’

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/9780748625383.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The horror film has always had precious few friends among the British critical fraternity, and so the unwillingness of most critics even to look at so-called ‘video nasties’ is hardly surprising. The ... 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


The Video Image

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/9780748625383.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the possible link between the video industry's improved image and its remarkable success in Britain. According to Norman Abbott of the British Videogram Association (BVA) and ... More


‘Not Suitable for Home Viewing’

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/9780748625383.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates James Ferman at his most skilful, working closely with politicians in order to avoid the fall-out from the James Bulger case stampeding Parliament into passing an utterly ... More


Reading, Voice, and Performance: “The Freak Show” Revisited

Victoria Van Hyning

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Anne Sexton delivered her last public reading at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, on October 1, 1974, three days before she took her own life. The high quality, eighty-minute long performance was ... More


Having Faith, 1936–1940

Amy C. Beal

in Johanna Beyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Beyer's music in the late 1930s. During this period, Beyer's life seemed to balance precariously between a private struggle with poverty and being on the brink of public ... More


Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers the first complete biography of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the ... More


Twentieth- and Twenty-First–Century Interpretations: The Early Music Movement and Postmodernism

Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The performance history of Dido and Aeneas from 1950 can be divided into three distinct periods. The first (1951–80) concentrated on the establishment of an accurate score based on the earliest ... More


Collapsing Dreams

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses some of the problems encountered by Henry Cowell in the 1930s, not least of which were related to the Pan American Association of Composers (PAAC). By early 1933 the PAAC had ... More


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