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Film Censorship: James Franco’s Protest Video Over Australian Film Ban

The film titled “I Want Your Love,” a collaboration between Hollywood star James Franco and director Travis Mathews, has been banned by Australian Classification Board. The Board stated the film was gratuitous in its depiction of gay sex, even though

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Does Bollywood Need Censor Board?

Folklore has it that when Feroz Khan presented Dayavan before Censor board, the lady out there objected to the famous two-minute long kissing scene featuring Vinod Khanna and Madhuri Dixit. This is when the charming Khan asked her – “Ma’m,

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Mar 6, 1947: Rob Reiner Born

On this day in 1947, the filmmaker and actor Rob Reiner is born in New York City. Reiner was the son of Carl Reiner, then a regular on Sid Caesar’s famous television comedy program Your Show of Shows and its

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Feb 13, 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Gets 10 Oscar Nominations

↑ Grab this Headline Animator After marking his arrival in Hollywood with a string of English-language films, including Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride with the Devil (1999), the Taiwanese film director Ang Lee decided to

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Madhur Bhandarkar’s Film Lost 20 Percent Audience Because of Censor Board?

Source: bollywood hungama – By Subhash K. Jha They first knocked off the ‘s’ word and even the ‘v’ word (virginity) from the promos. Now they’ve restricted his film’s audience by giving it an Adults Only certificate. Madhur Bhandarkar is

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Europe Bites Hungary Over Media and Internet Censorship – Content-Bash Provokes Protests

Source: The Register – By Jane Fae Ozimek A rumble of protest is spreading across Europe in reaction to a new media censorship law in Hungary. Yesterday, Europe’s Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes told an Extraordinary meeting of the European

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A Brief, Informal Look at Censorship in Film

About a week ago a friend of mine argued that Hammer horror movies were considered adult fare and were “rated accordingly,” which I knew was demonstrably wrong—at least in America for the first 11 years of the studio’s heyday. Yesterday

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Has The MPAA Really Changed?

The MPAA announced in 2007 that the Members of the ratings board, now known as The Classification and Ratings Administration, would be made “public.” They also announced that the appeals process would be overhauled and streamlined with a more “fair”

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