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Forbidden films : censorship histories of 125 motion pictures / Dawn B. Sova ; foreword by Marjorie Heins
Bib ID 1464296
Format BookBook
Author
Sova, Dawn B
 
Online Versions
Description New York : Facts On File, c2001 
xv, 368 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0816040176 (alkaline paper)
0816043361 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
Series

Facts on File library of world literature.

Summary

"From the earliest days of the film industry, mainstream motion pictures have been censored or banned for their sexual, religious, social, and political content. Forbidden Films traces the efforts to censor 125 films, from the silent Birth of a Nation to the recent Schindler's List. Each profile contains a summary of the film, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading.".

"Coverage also includes: Early efforts to regulate the movie industry, such as the 1922 Hays Code and the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930; the emergence of the Catholic Legion of Decency, which held extensive power for nearly 40 years; reasons prompting different types of film censorship, including accusations of racism and anti-Semitism, sexual "indecency," and the threat of communism; classic and contemporary films that have faced censorship on sexual grounds (Last Tango in Paris, A Streetcar Named Desire), social grounds (Basic Instinct, Of Human Bondage), political grounds (Anna and the King, Revenge at Daybreak), religious grounds (La Dolce Vita, The Last Temptation of Christ), and for violent content (Natural Born Killers, Scarface)." "Appendixes profile directors of censored films; list films by reason for their censorship; and list 125 additional challenged, censored, or banned films."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-326) and index.

Subjects Motion pictures -- Censorship -- United States -- History.

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