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Title Silencing cinema : film censorship around the world / edited by Daniel Biltereyst and Roel Vande Winkel
Published New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Global cinema series
Global cinema.
Contents Silencing cinema: an introduction / Daniel Biltereyst and Roel Vande Winkel -- Censorship, regulation and hegemony. All the power of the law: governmental film censorship in the United States / Laura Wittern-Keller -- American morality is not to be trifled with: content regulation in Hollywood after 1968 / Jon Lewis -- When cinema faces social values: one hundred years of film censorship in Canada / Pierre Véronneau -- Inquisition shadows: politics, religion, diplomacy and ideology in Mexican film censorship / Francisco M. Peredo-Castro -- Control, continuity and change. Film censorship in Germany: continuity and changes through five political systems / Martin Loiperdinger -- Seeing red: political control of cinema in the Soviet Union / Richard Taylor -- Prohibition, politics and nation building: a history of film censorship in China / Zhiwei Xiao -- Film censorship during the golden era of Turkish cinema / Dilek Kaya Mutlu -- Colonialism, legacy and policies. The censor and the state in Great Britain / Julian Petley -- British colonial censorship regimes: Hong Kong, Straits settlements and Shanghai International Settlement, 1916-1941 / David Newman -- "We do not certify backwards": film censorship in post-colonial India / Nandane Bose -- Irish film censorship: refusing the fractured family of foreign films / Kevin Rockett -- Censorship multiplicity, moral regulation and experiences. Nollywood, Kannywood and a decade of Hausa film censorship in Nigeria / Carmen McCain -- The legion of decency and the movies / Gregory D. Black -- Blessed cinema: state and Catholic censorship in post-war Italy / Daniela Treveri Gennari -- Film censorship in a liberal free market democracy: strategies of film control and audience's experiences of censorship in Belgium / Daniel Biltereyst
Summary The first of its kind, Silencing Cinema brings together the key issues and authors in the field of film censorship research. Approaching censorship as a necessary mediating factor in discourses that govern the film industry and film culture allows for a discussion of cases of censorship that escape some of the more narrowly moralistic (or overly progressive) studies. Including essays by some of the best-known film historians working today, the book offers a state of the art of (historical) research on film censorship in major film production countries, including the US, the UK, Russia/Soviet Union, Germany, India, China, Nigeria, and Latin America- dealing with questions of the legal system(s), policies, and institutional practices in these countries. The authors concentrate on wider questions of concrete practices, themes, discourses, and cases of film censorship in such countries as Italy, Brazil, Turkey, and Northern Europe. They also explore such innovative themes and topics as international policy and colonialism; controversial/censored movies as sites of struggle for film censorship boards and other social institutions; film censorship and authorship; genre; language; religion; film censorship and audiences; the political economy of film censorship; social values; censoring movies on DVD and the Internet. This exciting collection is thoroughly unique in its broad geographical scope and its completely comprehensive look at film censorship
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Censorship.
Form Electronic book
Author Biltereyst, Daniël, 1962- editor
Vande Winkel, Roel.
LC no. 2012046505
ISBN 0230340806
1137061987 (electronic bk.)
9781137061980 (electronic bk.)