In a section devoted to 'Obscenity and Censorship', controversies and censorship are discussed from different vantage points: that of a pre-legalization era, in Tommy Gustafsson's essay 'Illegal Screenings of Pornographic Films for Public Audiences in Sweden, 1921-1943', as well as that of the 1960's and its crucial debates and public inquiries into film censorship
and freedom of speech.
She has recently published "Crossing Boundaries: Kenji Mizoguchi's 'Fallen Women' in Yoru No Onnatachi and Film Censorship
in Occupied Japan" in Art Research (March 2014) and "Film Censorship
in Japan under the U.S.
As Hallett suggests in the last chapters of her book, it was conservative female social reformers who played a significant role in the public demand for film censorship
during the 1920s.
Although China is notorious for film censorship
, "Nightingale" faced no such issues.
Having explained that "diegesis" is the world of the film, the universe inhabited by the characters in the landscape of cinema, Doherty (1999), goes further to say that, "the job of the motion picture censor is to patrol the diegesis, keeping an eye and ear out for images, language, and meanings that should be banished from the world of the film." Doherty makes film censorship
seem like a preoccupation with fault-finding.
The authority to make cuts to films, plays, music, art and books, and to ban them outright, Akiki explains, lies with the National Committee of Information, the Film Censorship
Committee (which includes four ministerial representatives), the interior minister, the information minister and the attorney general.
The decision to ban the film in Malaysia was made about two weeks ago by Malaysia's home ministry Film Censorship
Board and its Chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid.
He had worked in radio news, advertising, media relations, film censorship
and public relations.
Focusing on the controversy around the film Buruan Cium Gue (Kiss Me Quick, 2004) and the public dispute it engendered over film censorship
regulations, she discusses the rising image of Islam in Indonesian audiovisuals after the Soeharto era.
Eleven essays then address "themes and perspectives," including representations of female sexuality, queerness in Bollywood, diasporic themes, nationalism and patriotism, technology and hybridization in the post-liberalization period, mainstream cinema use of music, science fiction, film censorship
, and the advertising and marketing of Indian cinema.
A Times article in 1948 reported that Gentleman's Agreement was being banned in Spain by the order of the ecclesiastical member of the Film Censorship
Board in Madrid.
In chapter three, Yecies and Shim discuss the first "golden age" of Hollywood cinema in Korea and study the effects of film censorship
in Korea from 1916 to 1936.