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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


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


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 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


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


‘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 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


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 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


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


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