How many films were cut or banned between 1970-1984?

  • 31 films were banned or cut between 1970-1984 due to the violent content. clockwork orange, evil dead

How many films were cut or banned between 2000-2015

  •  16 films were banned or cut between 2000-2015, human centipede, my daughters a cock sucker

what do your results tell us about the nature of contemporary practices at the BBFC compared to past practices?

Past practices contained violence that they thought caused threat but it was only special effects, contemporary practices are rated based on the sexualized violence but ultimately are more accepting.

what are the four key pieces of legislation that the bbfc must uphold?

legal considerations include indecent images of children, animal cruelty, obscenity, racial hatred and human rights.

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

This law makes the possession of an ‘extreme pornographic’ image a criminal offence.

The Race Relations Act 1976

The Race Relations Act 1976, as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, places a legal obligation on public authorities to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups.

The Hypnotism Act 1954

The BBFC is occasionally required to classify video works which claim to show self hypnosis techniques to help the viewer give up smoking; lose weight; become more confident etc.

The Human Rights Act 1998

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002

Though the BBFC classifies some public information/campaigning films and trailers for cinema they cannot pass adverts for tobacco products as it is illegal, in the course of a business, to publish a tobacco advertisement.

Obsene publications act(1964)

Animal welfare act(2006)

All of these legisations help protect, children, animals, minority groups







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