Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2007

288 Pages | 11 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072321

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Trash or treasure

Censorship and the changing meanings of the video nasties

Kate Egan

Published by Manchester University Press

Inside Popular Film MUP

  • Engages with a range of growing areas of Film and Cultural studies currently being taught in the UK and abroad, including film collecting, horror, moral panics, film censorship and fan and internet cultures This is the only academic book in print that deals with the video nasties and the debates around the video recordings act This is the first academic monograph study of film censorship to focus not only on press articles, government documents and film reviews, but also fan discussions of film censorship, marketing strategies and a wide range of further material This book serves as a model of how to analyse a range of different historial materials (from the traditional to the ephemeral) in order to explore how the meanings of films are made

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