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Obscene, Indecent, Immoral, and Offensive: 100+ Years of Censored, Banned, and Controversial Films

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This entertaining and insightful book is the first devoted exclusively to films that push the cinematic envelope with explicit language, nudity, sex, violence, or adult themes.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Limelight Editions
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Paul Bryant
Apr 27, 2013 Paul Bryant rated it liked it
Shelves: movies
Here’s two reviews – sensible one first, ultracondensed one second

110 YEARS OF MORAL PROGRESS

I imagine the worthies who campaigned against The Way French Bathing Girls Bathe, Hazing Affair in a Girls’ Boarding School and It’s Dangerous to Tickle a Soubrette in 1899 might have a few conniption fits if presented with Tumbling Doll of Flesh(1998) or The Human Centipede(2009).
I think they might possibly question the notion of human moral progress as regards relations between the sexes, in particula
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Lisa
Nov 04, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
An extensive, useful history of "offensive" films with a distinct author voice. Personally, I would've preferred the book to focus only on banned or censored films (including "controversial" films muddies the waters for me), but YMMV. I also found the afterword abrupt and would've preferred a more-speculative angle: these are the upcoming issues in film censorship and how societies and the industry are likely to respond.
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