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The End of New York Movie Culture

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124292
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0007
The End of New York Movie Culture

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This chapter discusses two developments in the movie culture of New York that seemed to signal the dawning of a new era in American cinema. These developments were the regime of censorship that had controlled movies since their inception had almost completely unraveled and an underground sensibility became popular. It is noted here that during this time, a number of films that earned the designation “for mature audiences only” rose from six to forty-four. The discussion looks at how movies began evolving into brazen art, and the public began to expect a measure of controversy, even obscenity, among the popular arts.

Keywords: developments; movie culture; New York; American cinema; censorship; movies; brazen art; controversy; obscenity; popular arts

Chapter.  9966 words. 

Subjects: Film

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