‘Blue is the pervading shade': re-examining British film censorship in the 1970s

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Abstract

This article explores the work of the British Board of Film Censors in the 1970s. It draws on over 100 archival files to explore how the Board made decisions about sex, violence and language in the decade following the permissive 1960s. It explores high brow and low brow films and uses archival material to consider how the Board made their decisions and helped shape film taste throughout this decade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-369
JournalJournal of British Cinema and Television
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Censorship
  • 1970s
  • BBFC

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