The Hidden Cinema: British Film Censorship in Action 1913-1972 (Cinema and Society)

The Hidden Cinema: British Film Censorship in Action 1913-1972 (Cinema and Society)


How does movie censorship paintings in Britain? Jim Robertson's new paperback version of The Hidden Cinema argues that censorship has had a much higher impact on British movie historical past than is frequently obvious, growing the `hidden cinema' of the name. Robertson charts the function of the British Board of movie Censors, verified in 1913, and the histories of various noteworthy movies together with Battleship Potemkin and No Orchids for pass over Blandish and revealing how censorship keeps to exert a marked impact on many very important motion pictures - just like the arguable A Clockwork Orange - a few of that have now vanished from British displays altogether. This variation encompasses a fresh part on Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris, instantly engulfed in censorship wrangles on its unencumber in 1972.

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