Who does it?The British Board of film Classification (BBFC)are responsible for the classifying of films. TheBBFC are funded by the film industry and are anon-governmental organisation.
What do they do?The BBFC is an organisation that classifies filmsand some video games before they are released.Since 2010 it has been a statutory requirementto classify all videos. The classifications are setmainly to filter what is seen by younger people.
Banning filmsA film will be banned if the BBFC believe thatthe footage is inappropriate to be viewed evenby adults or if it breeches the obscenepublications acts of 1959 & 1964. If the BBFC dodecide to ban a film the film can appeal withsuggestions of how the film can be deemedacceptable for a certificate.
Video recording act of 1984The video recording act began when the directorof public prosecutions made a list of 72 filmsthat he believed would ‘deprave or corrupt’ theviewer; only 39 of the films receivedprosecutions.
What is considered?When classifying a film the BBFC will consider thesethings-violence-weapons-sexual language-nudity-drugs-horror-discrimination-criminal activity
Human Centipede 2In June 2011 the film Human Centipede 2 failedto meet the requirements to gain aclassification. In October 2011 after 2 minutesand 37 seconds of cuts were made the film wasgranted certificate 18.
Bobo Doll experimentIn 1961 Albert Bandura used children to provehis belief that behaviour they see has an effecton their own behaviour. The studies proved thatwhen subjected to the viewing of violentbehaviour children are more likely to be violentthemselves suggesting that Albert Bandurastheory was correct.
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