Is censorship possible? It is a valid question and one that kept coming up in interviews conducted regarding the public opinion of censorship. In doing the interviews, some comments made mention of the same type of idea and are the basis of this article. One such comment came from Grant Crossan, who said: "As we … Continue reading Is Censorship Possible Any More?
When a film is facing a ban, the makers may be given the option of cutting certain scenes from the movie so that the film can gain a release. In doing this, they have got their work to an audience but at the expense of some of their artistic vision. So, with that in mind, … Continue reading Banning Vs Cuts
People who actively love the horror genre will defend it to the hilt, which is understandable. It is natural to defend what you love. But, it could be argued that their view will always be skewed and biased. So with that in mind, maybe it would be best to look at what members of the … Continue reading Censorship: The Public View
In recent years, there has been a change happening with the censorship of sex in regards to the BBFC. In 1982, the R18 certificate was created, which was used primarily for films containing simulated sex as hardcore pornography was illegal. This changed in 2000 when it became legal to sell hardcore pornography in the UK. Around … Continue reading Porn Or Art?
Time to ask the big question and possibly the reason for most film censorship. Can viewing violent or shocking movies be potentially damaging or harmful in any way? It is not a rare occurrence to see some form of tragedy or atrocity happen and for a film to receive some part of the blame. So, … Continue reading Can Films Be Harmful?
As is the way with Hollywood and the film industry in general, remakes are here to stay. It is easier to redo something that has been done before as opposed to come up with new ideas. It is potentially easy money because you have the name recognition of the original. The issue however is that for … Continue reading Originals Vs Remakes
Have you ever heard of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (NVLA)? Probably not, but I would be more surprised if you had not heard of its founder, Mary Whitehouse. She was, in some terms, an activist. She was particularly disturbed with what she saw as the media encouraging a more permissive society. This led to … Continue reading The Video Nasty Saga