Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124513
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134901 | DOI:
Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965

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This chapter discusses Ronald Freedman's efforts to fight for the freedom of the screen. Freedman initially wanted to become a crusader for avant-garde films, but due to the interference of censorship, he was incited to become a free speech advocate instead. The case that Freedman was involved with turned out to be the big case in the razing of governmental film censorship.

Keywords: Ronald Freedman; freedom; avant-garde films; interference; censorship; free speech; film censorship

Chapter.  6753 words. 

Subjects: Film

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