Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

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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 government - this critical study explains how the censorship of films both in cinemas and on video and DVD has developed in Britain. As well as presenting a detailed analysis of the workings of the British Board of Film Classification, Petley casts his gaze well beyond the BBFC to analyse the forces which the Board has to take into ...

Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain 2011, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748625390

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