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
      Title of host publicationBehind the scenes at the BBFC
      Subtitle of host publicationFilm Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age
      EditorsEdward Lamberti
      PublisherBFI/Palgrave Macmillian
      Pages110-123
      Number of pages14
      ISBN (Print)9781844574766
      StatePublished - 01 Nov 2012

        Research areas

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

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