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Author Smith, Sarah J. (Sarah Jane)

Title Children, cinema and censorship : from Dracula to the Dead End Kids / Sarah J. Smith
Published London ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

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Description xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cinema and society series
Cinema and society.
Contents 1. The doom of a generation? -- 2. How Bridget served the salad undressed: The regulation of cinema 1895-1929 -- 3. It ain't no sin: The regulation of cinema 1929-1939 -- 4. Moral panic or flapdoodle? -- 5. Children as censors -- 6. Matinees, clubs and children's cinema culture -- 7. Children and cinema: Control and resistance -- Appendix 1. T.P. o'Connor's 43 rules of the BBFC -- Appendix 2. BBFC codified grounds for censorship, 1926 -- Appendix 3. List of 'don'ts and be carefuls', adopted by California Association for guidance of producers, 8 June 1927 -- Appendix 4. Films classified as 'Horrific' or certified 'H' by the BBFC, 1933-40 -- Appendix 5. Members of the Edinburgh Cinema Enquiry Committee
Summary "Using original research, this book explores the recurring debates in Britain and America about children and how they use and respond to the media, focusing on a key example: the controversy surrounding children and cinema in the 1930s. It explores the attempts to control children's viewing, the theories that supported these approaches and the extent to which they were successful. The author develops her challenging proposition that children are agents in their cinema viewing, not victims; showing how these angels with dirty faces colonized the cinema. She reveals their distinct cinema culture and the ways in which they subverted or circumvented official censorship including the Hays Code and the British Board of Film Censors, to regulate their own viewing of a variety of films, including Frankenstein, King Kong and The Cat and the Canary." --Palgrave
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-229) and index
Subject Children and censorship
Children's films.
Motion pictures and children -- Great Britain.
Motion pictures and children.
Motion pictures -- Censorship -- Great Britain.
Motion pictures -- Censorship.
LC no. 2006295221
ISBN 1850438129 (hbk.)
1850438137 (paperback)
Other Titles Children, cinema & censorship
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