Behind the scenes at the BBFC : film classification from the silver screen to the digital age / edited by Edward Lamberti ; associate editors Jason Green, David Hyman, Craig Lapper, Karen Myers
London: BFI book published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Call No: 44(410) BEH Source: UK Place: London Publisher: BFI book published by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xii, 228 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm Subject: CENSORSHIP. UK; BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE (US, Erle C. Kenton, 1932); SNAKE PIT (US, Anatole Litvak, 1948); CAPE FEAR (US, J. Lee Thompson, 1961); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966); PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK (US, Jerry Schatzberg, 1971); WR MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA (YU/GW, Dusan Makaveyev, 1971); CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1971); PARASITE MURDERS, THE (CN, David Cronenberg, 1975); BLECHTROMMEL, DIE (GW/FR/YU/PL, Volker Schlondorff, 1979); CHRISTIANE F.- WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (GW, Ulrich Edel, 1981); INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (US, Steven Spielberg, 1984); LICENCE TO KILL (UK/US, John Glen, 1989); LILO & STITCH (US, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, 2002); 9 SONGS (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 2004); HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (UK/US, Mike Newell, 2005) Summary: "Established by the film industry in 1912 as the nation's only official and independent classifier of the moving image, the British Board of Film Classification (originally the British Board of Film Censors) has long been a source of fascination - and sometimes a bone of contention - for filmgoers, film-makers and industry figures. This new book, published in the BBFC's centenary year, traces the fascinating history of film classification, censorship and controversy in Britain, and marks an unparalleled collaboration between the BBFC and leading film critics, historians and cultural commentators. The book also features unique case studies, written by BBFC staff, focusing on significant films that have provoked debate and controversy both within the BBFC and more widely - Battleship Potemkin, The Snake Pit, A Clockwork Orange, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and many more." - taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781844574766 Contents: Introduction: A Centennary Book -- 1.Censorship Under Siege: The BBFC in the Silent Era / Simon Brown -- Case Study: Battleship Potemkin (1925) / Aidan McDowell -- 2.`The People's Amusement': Cinemagoing and the BBFC, 1928-48 / Robert James -- Case Study: Island of Lost Souls (1932) / Karen Myers -- 3.From the Snake Pit to the Garden of Eden: A Time of Temptation for the Board / Steve Chibnall -- Case Study: The Snake Pit (1948) / David Hyman -- Case Study: Caged (1950) / Jason Green -- 4.The Trevelyan Years: British Censorship and 1960s Cinema / Tracy Hargreaves -- Case Study: Cape Fear (1962) / David Hyman -- Case Study: Blowup (1966) / Edward Lamberti -- 5.Wake of the Flood: Key Issues in UK Censorship, 1970-5 / Stevie Simkin -- Case Study: The Panic In Needle Park (1971) / Murray Perkins -- Case Study: WR - Misterije Organizma (WR - Mysteries of the Organism, 1971) / Craig Lapper -- Case Study: A Clockwork Orange (1971) / Karen Myers -- 6.The `Poacher Turned Gamekeeper': James Ferman and the Increasing Intervention of the Law / Alex Sinclair -- Case Study: Shivers (1975) / David Hyman -- Case Study: Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum, 1979) / Craig Lapper -- Case Study: Christiane F. - Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (Christiane F.-We Children From Zoo Station, 1981) / Craig Lapper -- 7.More Than Just a `Nasty' Decade: Classifying the Popular in the 1980s / Sian Barber -- Case Study: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) / Edward Lamberti -- Case Study: Licence to Kill (1989) / Edward Lamberti -- 8.Head-On Collisions: The BBFC in the 1990s / Julian Petley -- Case Study: International Guerillas (1990) / Jason Green -- Case Study: Mikey (1992) / Jason Green -- 9.`The Last Days of the Board' / Robin Duval -- Case Study: Ichi the Killer (2001) / Murray Perkins -- Case Study: Lilo & Stitch (2002) / Jason Green -- 10.The Director's Commentary / David Cooke -- Case Study: 9 Songs (2004) / Caitlin O'Brien -- Case Study: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) / Karen Myers -- 11.On the BBFC in the Digital Age -- Censorship and Classification in the Free Society / Gerard Lemos -- Reflections on the 1979 Williams Report / Geoffrey Hawthorn -- Future Technologies and How They Might Impact on Film Classification and Censorship / John Carr -- A Margin of Appreciation / Stephen Sedley -- How the World Has Changed for Children and Parents, 1912-2012 / Ann Phoenix. More info
Sex and storytelling in modern cinema : explicit sex, perforamnce and cinematic technique / Editor: Lindsay Coleman
London, New York: I.B. Tauris,
Call No: 749.0 COL Author: Coleman, Lindsay Edition: 2016 Place: London, New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris PhysDes: xvi, 252 p. ; 24 cm Subject: SEX IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS; MAITRESSE (FR, Barbet Schroeder, 1976); BAISE-MOI (FR, Virginie Despentes, 2000); SHORTBUS (US, John Cameron Mitchell, 2006); 9 SONGS (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 2004); IRREVERSIBLE (FR, Gaspar Noe, 2002); ANTICHRIST (DK, Lars von Trier, 2009); KEN PARK (US/NE/FR, Larry Clark & Ed Lachman, 2002); LEAP YEAR (MX, Michael Rowe, 2010); VIELLE MAITRESSE, UNE [LAST MISTRESS, THE] (FR/IT, Catherine Breillat, 2007); SE, JEI [LUST, CAUTION] (US/CC/TZ/HK, Ang Lee, 2007) Notes: With full-frontal genitalia, erections, even actual sex featuring increasingly in films, this explicitness in presentation has caused critical consternation and accusations that such film narratives are pornographic. This book explores how, rather than being pornographic, explicit sex can be an essential element of cinematic storytelling today. Offering detailed analysis of how choices are made in the presentation of explicit sex in often very controversial films, such as "Shame", "Baise-Moi", "Antichrist", "Dogtooth" and "Lust, Caution", the expert contributors - including Barbara Creed, Jacob Held and Linda Ruth Williams - show how sexual content can aid characterisation, highlight themes, and provide events that serve to develop plot. The impact of explicit sex as an element of a film's narrative is also revealed to be assisted by effective, nuanced performances and the incisive deployment of directorial technique. Together they detail through the fundamentals of cinema the shot by shot, moment by moment manner in which explicit sex can be an essential component of a dramatically powerful narrative. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9781780766409 Donation: Senses of Cinema More info