More than just a ‘nasty’ decade: : Classifying the popular in the 1980s

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This chapter moves beyond studies of the 'video nasties' to consider the BBFC's approach to other films, including popualr blockbusters like Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark. This work draws attention to emergent discourses at the Board relating to children, the importance of the teen audience and violence in a variety of generic formats.
Original languageEnglish
TitleBehind the scenes at the BBFC
SubtitleFilm Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age
EditorsEdward Lamberti
PublisherBFI/Palgrave Macmillian
Publication date01 Nov 2012
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781844574766

Research areas

  • Film classification , 1980s, violence, audience, teenagers, youth

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