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Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Julian Petley

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780748625383
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670871 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.001.0001
Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

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The Anatomy of a Newspaper Campaign: Crash

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6312 words.

This chapter presents the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) being bullied by Associated Newspapers to restrain it into banning David Cronenberg's Crash, and to encourage local...

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Doing Harm

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 2963 words.

This chapter highlights that Juice was later separated for particular praise for its moral stance by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). It also explores the works on how the...

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Full Circle

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6690 words.

This chapter explores why the Video Recordings Act (VRA) looks set to be a permanent feature on the statute book. A draft Video Recordings Bill was notified to the EC on 10 September 2009....

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Introduction

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5895 words.

The first part of this book investigates the origins of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (VRA), and situates these firmly in the moral panic about ‘video nasties’ which started in 1981. The...

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The Last Battle, or Why Makin' Whoopee! Matters

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 12365 words.

This chapter illustrates the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) trying repeatedly to liberalise its guidelines relating to ‘R18’ videos, and being prevented from doing so by the...

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The Limits of the Possible

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 10253 words.

This chapter states that the Video Recordings Act and the ‘extreme pornography’ provisions of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 need to be understood as measures that transcend...

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Nastier Still

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4974 words.

The most obvious reason why the Video Recordings Bill is undesirable is that the so-called ‘video nasties’ have already been deemed illegal under the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) and...

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A Nasty Story

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4720 words.

This chapter describes in detail the video nasty affair. This started with complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the British Videogram Association (BVA) and members of...

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‘Not Suitable for Home Viewing’

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6684 words.

This chapter demonstrates James Ferman at his most skilful, working closely with politicians in order to avoid the fall-out from the James Bulger case stampeding Parliament into passing an...

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‘Reading Society Aright’: Five Years after the Video Recordings Act

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4045 words.

This chapter presents an update regarding film and video censorship five years after the establishment of the Video Recordings Act. It specifically describes the British Board of Film...

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‘The Tenor of the Times’: An Interview with James Ferman

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3299 words.

This chapter discusses an interview with James Ferman. John Trevelyan has close relations with many British film-makers, frequently advising them on censorship matters before and even...

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‘The Way Things Are Now’: An Interview with Robin Duval

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4444 words.

This chapter presents an interview with Robin Duval. One of the difficulties with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) throughout a large part of its history was that it left an...

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Two or Three Things I Know About ‘Video Nasties’

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 2273 words.

The horror film has always had precious few friends among the British critical fraternity, and so the unwillingness of most critics even to look at so-called ‘video nasties’ is hardly...

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Vicious Drivel and Lazy Sluts

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3262 words.

This chapter demonstrates how difficult the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)'s job was made by a press which repeatedly and shrilly insisted that videos somehow ‘caused’ crimes...

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The Video Image

Julian Petley.

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3898 words.

This chapter addresses the possible link between the video industry's improved image and its remarkable success in Britain. According to Norman Abbott of the British Videogram Association...

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