Behind the Scenes at the BBFC: Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age

Behind the Scenes at the BBFC: Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age

By: Edward Lamberti (author)Paperback

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This official history of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) draws on unprecedented access to the BBFC's archives to trace 100 years of film classification, with contributions from leading film critics and historians and case studies of controversial films such as Battleship Potemkin and A Clockwork Orange.

About Author

EDWARD LAMBERTI is Information Services Manager at the BBFC and a PhD candidate in the Film Studies department at King's College London. Associate Editors: Jason Green, David Hyman, Craig Lapper and Karen Myers.


Foreword; M.Kermode .- Preface; Q.Thomas.- Introduction; E.Lamberti.- Censorship Under Siege: The BBFC in the Silent Era; S.Brown.- 'The People's Amusement': Cinemagoing and the BBFC, 1928-1948; R.James.- From The Snake Pit to the Garden of Eden: A Time of Temptation for the Board; S.Chibnall.- The Trevelyan Years: British Censorship and 1960s Cinema; T.Hargreaves .- Wake of the Flood: Key Issues in UK Censorship, 1970-1975; S.Simkin.- The Poacher Turned Gamekeeper: James Ferman and the Increasing Intervention of the Law; G.Osborn & A.Sinclair .- More Than Just a 'Nasty' Decade: Classifying the Popular in the 1980s; S.Barber .- Head-On Collisions: The BBFC in the 1990s; J.Petley 'The Last Days of the Board'; R.Duval.- The Director's Commentary; D.Cooke.- On the BBFC in the Digital Age; G.Lemos, J.Carr, G.Hawthorn, S. Sedley & A.Phoenix .- Case Studies by BBFC Staff: .- Battleship Potemkin; A.McDowell.- Island of Lost Souls; K.Myers.- The Snake Pit; D.Hyman.- Caged; J.Green.- Cape Fear; D.Hyman.- Blowup; E.Lamberti.- A Clockwork Orange; K.Myers.- WR: Mysteries of the Organism; C.Lapper.- The Panic in Needle Park; M.Perkins.- Shivers; D.Hyman.- The Tin Drum; C.Lapper.- Christiane F; C.Lapper.- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; E.Lamberti.- Licence to Kill; E.Lamberti.- International Guerillas; J.Green.- Mikey; J.Green.- Ichi the Killer; M.Perkins.- Lilo & Stitch; J.Green.- 9 Songs; C.O'Brien Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; K.Myers.

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  • ISBN13: 9781844574766
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781844574766
  • ISBN10: 1844574768

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