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Behind the Scenes at the BBFC: Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age

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The uncovering the truly extraordinary history of the British Board of Film Classification for the very first time from its conception in 1912 to present day

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has a truly extraordinary history which is uncovered in this book for the very first time. With exclusive access to the archives Behind the Scenes at the BBFC is an eye-o
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by British Film Institute (first published November 27th 2012)
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Michael Mills
The official retrospective of the BBFC's first 100 years is an interesting alternative history of British cinema. Familiar landmarks are ignored, focusing instead on those movies (obscure, well-known and forgotten) that challenged public attitudes at a particular moment. Being an authorised analysis, the contributors are broadly sympathetic to the BBFC's attitudes; at least, they attempt an explanation of the board's reasoning. Its only the organisation's former director, Robin Duvall, later in ...more
Barton  Young
For me it benefited greatly for being an in-house job. Last chapter was a bit of a slog though.
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