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Censorship documentary on Five tonight!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by PoochJD, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. PoochJD

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    HI,

    For anyone interested in the history or discussion of film censorship, there's a new 3-part series, starting tonight, on Five, at 11:05pm! :clap:

    The show's called "X-Rated"! :eek:

    Part 1 "The Films That Shocked Britain" deals with the rise of x-rated adult movies, from the 1960's to the 1990's. It also deals with artistic adult films, that caused controversy, from Ken Russell's "Women In Love" through to "Emmanuelle".

    Part 2 "The Scenes They Tried To Ban" (next Tuesday night) deals with the influx of violence and sexy films that permeated the 1970's in Britain, and caused a lot of tension within the BBFC. Titles under discussion include "Straw Dogs", "Caligula", "Andy Warhol's Flesh", and many others. Airing on 16th December, around 11pm.

    Part 3 "Sex Films In Your Living Room" analyses the rise, the lows, and the pitfalls of the porn film industry, from the skin-flicks of the 1960's, to the hardcore epics, with budgets stretching into their millions, of today. This episode will air on the 23rd December, around 11pm.

    Having seen clips of this series, it actually looks like it might be an intelligent series, but obviously I can't guarantee that.

    Anyway, it might be worth a watch/record for those interested in these topics. :)


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    Very interesting programme although I can't believe they showed erections on a mainstream channel, even though it was after midnight. I'm sure the wonderful John Beyer from Mediawatch will be bleating about this fairly soon. :boring:

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    Sounds like another excuse to show a load of muck and pass it off as an intelligent documentary.
    And the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned! :thumbsup:
     
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    Philly,

    A bit surprised at your comment. It wasn't meant to be a "mucky" show or "titillating"! :mad: If that's the reason you watched/recorded it, then I hope you were disappointed.

    Having watched it, it was genuinely interesting and intelligent. I was quite shocked and saddened to hear that Sylvia Kristel (aka Emmanuelle) is actually near-blind! :eek: I had no idea about this, and you certainly couldn't tell this from the film, or her interview-clips in the documentary.

    Plus, it was nice to see John Waters again, talking on films! He's always a hoot, in my book! :clap:


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  5. Philly112

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    Err, Pooch - sorry, mate- comments were a bit tongue in cheek. No I didn't watch it; no I didn't record it. But I might catch the next episode if I'm still awake.
    Phil
     
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    Why apologise?
    Does every post have to be ran by pooch before it gets the all clear?
    As much as pooch seems to think, He/she aint god you know.
     
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    Nope , closest we have is Stuart Wright.And he's just a Specter :D
    I'll get my coat
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    Only apologised because he seemed to think I was implying that the show was an excuse for some titillation, when of course it wasn't. And if it was, it would imply that was why he watched it. Which wasn't the reason as he explained. And as I didn't watch it, I couldn't make a judgement.
    But I will definitely be watching episode 3 in the hope that it won't show loads of pixellated hot sex, but will explain some of the moral and ethical contradictions surrounding what is a very large and lucrative industry. Which they will probably do without acres of naked female flesh on show.
     

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