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Freedom of the ScreenLegal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981$
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Laura Wittern-Keller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124513

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Freedom of the Screen
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Laura Wittern-Keller

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses censorship in movies, which was fully recognized during the late twentieth century, when the new technology of moving pictures arrived. The fear of movies was so great that previous methods of control could no longer suffice, and reformers turned to the government for help in controlling the film content. The discussion looks at the nature of, and the fight against, censorship, and also examines the special capacity for evil that movies were suspected of carrying.

Keywords:   censorship, movies, technology, moving pictures, methods of control, film content, evil

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