Global Cinema

Silencing Cinema

Film Censorship around the World

Editors: Biltereyst, D., Winkel, R. Vande, Vande Winkel, Roel (Eds.)

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Oppression by censorship affects the film industry far more frequently than any other mass media. Including essays by leading film historians, the book offers groundbreaking historical research on film censorship in major film production countries and explore such innovative themes as film censorship and authorship, religion, and colonialism.

About the authors

GREGORY D. BLACK University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA NANDANA BOSE University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA JON LEWIS Oregon State University, USA MARTIN LOIPERDINGER University of Trier, Germany CARMEN MCCAIN University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA DILEK KAYA MUTLU Bilkent University, Turkey DAVID NEWMAN Simon Fraser University, Canada FRANCISCO PEREDO CASTRO Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Mexico City, Mexico JULIAN PETLEY Brunel University, UK KEVIN ROCKETT Trinity College Dublin, Ireland RICHARD TAYLOR Swansea University, Wales DANIELA TREVERI GENNARI Oxford Brookes University, UK PIERRE VÉRONNEAU Université de Montréal, Université du Québec, and Concordia University, Canada LAURA WITTERN-KELLER University at Albany, State University of New York, USA ZHIWEI XIAO California State University, USA

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"This is an excellent book with a wide-ranging group of essays covering film censorship on a global scale . . . Compelling, revealing, and passionate, this is a book that demands attention. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above." - CHOICE (W. W. Dixon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

"By shedding light on the different nuances and complexities of film censorship around the world, this collection contributes new insights to the field of cinema studies . . . This is a scholarly but accessible book, likely to attract academics who work on cinema, censorship and transnational culture(s) more generally, but also recommended to undergraduates and other readers interested in the topic." - The Kelvingrove Review

"In times like these, when everything seems to be allowed and no taboo is left unexplored, the desire for censorship seems strange. However, the contributions to "Silencing Cinema" make clear that the call for censorship is as old as film history itself, and that censorship is not limited to top-down pressures that led to the banning of certain films or certain subjects (as in Nazi-Germany and Soviet-Russia), or to blocking particular scenes (e.g. nudity and violence in Hollywood). The book indicates that censorship permeates all levels of society: it is in the minds of legislators, filmmakers and viewers, and it influences their actions, their viewing habits and experiences. ( ) The articles in this book give a general and at the same time well-nuanced history of many years of censorship as well as its influence on film production and film distribution in a series of countries. Where necessary, the articles highlight complex film censorship practices as those in the USA, or they introduce a totally unknown history as that of the Nigerian film censorship. (...) In that sense, the editors prove that the book's subtitle "Film Censorship around the World" is completely justified." - Gerwin van der Pol, Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenchappen, 2014, 42 [2]: 208-209


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Silencing Cinema: An Introduction

    Biltereyst, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • All the Power of the Law: Governmental Film Censorship in the United States

    Wittern-Keller, Laura

    Pages 15-32

  • “American morality is not to be trifled with”: Content Regulation in Hollywood after 1968

    Lewis, Jon

    Pages 33-47

  • When Cinema Faces Social Values: One Hundred Years of Film Censorship in Canada

    Véronneau, Pierre

    Pages 49-62

  • Inquisition Shadows: Politics, Religion, Diplomacy, and Ideology in Mexican Film Censorship

    Peredo-Castro, Francisco

    Pages 63-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silencing Cinema
Book Subtitle
Film Censorship around the World
Editors
  • D. Biltereyst
  • R. Vande Winkel
  • Roel Vande Winkel
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06198-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137061980
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34080-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-34081-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 321
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