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Behind the Scenes at the BBFC

Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age

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British Film Institute

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24 December 2012

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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...

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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.

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First edited collection about the BBFC, presenting a range of individual viewpoints on a hundred years of BBFC history

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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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.

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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.

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