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Tighter controls at the BBFC?

The Guardian has an article on the BBFC’s response to the recent research conducted into audience attitudes to extreme and sexual violence. Whilst it seems context is very important, the results suggest most people support tighter controls.


Mainstream media still seems to operate in denial of the internet; why effectively censor film when anything can be found online?

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Posted: December 11, 2012

100 Years of the BBFC

We’ve mentioned this before: The BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) is 100 this year.

Here’s another useful article offering a starting point for further investigations into the regulation of film in the UK.

It is worth asking the question, though: does the work of the BBFC have any point in a context of internet distribution of every kind of extremity you can imagine (or hopefully not imagine…)?

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Posted: November 11, 2012

The BBFC is 100

The Guardian has a useful article on the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), especially if you’re studying A2 media.

The BBFC’s own student site also has lots of insightful material.

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Posted: August 1, 2012