British Cinema and Censorship Argumentative Essay by rivkamor

British Cinema and Censorship
A look at the extent to which the content of British films transformed by a relaxation of censorship between the early 1950s and the mid 1960s.
# 74641 | 3,420 words | 14 sources | APA | 2005 | FR
Published on Oct 18, 2006 in Hot Topics (Censorship) , Film (General)

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This paper argues that the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) was consistent with the role it took upon itself and the rules it created throughout its existence. In particular, it focuses on how the British war films of the early 50s were a necessary psychological stage to go through, in order to enable the films of the mid-50s and late-60s to deal with other content.

From the Paper:

"Weighting the impact of relaxation of censorship on the content of British films in a given period cannot be attempted without establishing which were the censorship rules, how they were applied to film prior, during and post the given era, then compare the content of the films in the three categories. Only once this process finished, it might be possible to check whether there exists cause-and-effect relations between the content of the films in the given era and a possible relaxation of the censorship. "

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