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James Firman on film censorship

Title
James Firman on film censorship
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:05:42
Description
James Firman of the British Board of Film Censors on the process of classifying and censoring films such as Caligula starring Malcolm McDowell. Firman says that most films are not cut but only classified, but that Caligula broke customs regulations and needed to be edited. He adds that violent and sexual scenes had to be cut, but that he still goes to the cinema for pleasure. Female interviewer not identified. Short break in audio midway through clip.
Contributors
James Firman
Keywords
Violence; Censorship; Films; Cinema; British Board of Film Censors; Film industry; Sex; Film making; Sexual violence; Editing; Malcolm McDowell

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