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Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
Taboos and censorship
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Taboos and censorship

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  • 1. Taboos and censorship in Independent American Cinema Fl a vi ä Br ö wn e , Alicia Byrne$, Jo$hua Maddox Wellington.
  • 2. “ How does independent American cinema push the boundaries of content and censorship to pervade the consciousness of a wider audience?”
  • 3. Our Project: <ul><li>6 cinematic examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reception </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 thematic explorations </li></ul><ul><li>The ramifications of censorship </li></ul>
  • 4. Our Presentation: <ul><li>Happiness (1998) </li></ul><ul><li>Boys Don’t Cry (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Mysterious Skin (2005) </li></ul>
  • 5. What constitutes an independent film?
  • 6. MPAA Motion Picture Association of America
  • 7. NC-17 “ no one 17 or under admitted”
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  • 15. ‘ None of the premium pay-channels—HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, the Movie Channel, Starz, etc.—screen NC-17 films. Blockbuster and Kmart won’t shelve NC-17 rated videos’ - Thomas Elsaesser
  • 16. ‘ Since [...] Blockbuster controls nearly a third of the rental market, and, in most mid- and small-size markets has vanquished its independent competition, this meant that we were effectively banned throughout a great deal of the United States. That's how censorship works these days.’ - James Schamus
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  • 21. “ NC-17 rating can cost a picture millions of dollars” - Paul Derbarabedian, Box Office Analyst
  • 22. “ Well, in a construct where most movies are written by men, directed by men, they’re mostly the male experience, so even in sex scenes they’re from the male perspective. I think female pleasure is unnatural, I think female pleasure is scary, in the narrative setting. I think unfamiliarity is what breeds these NC-17’s”
  • 23. “ If it’s the same gender sex, they seem to often have a bigger problem than if it’s a man and a women” - David Ansen, film critic, Newsweek
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  • 30. Our conclusions on censorship
  • 31. &quot;It just seems backwards that to show human sexuality in pretty much any form is getting to R territory, while you can shoot as many bodies without any blood and still get PG-13, I mean, what are we training our kids for?&quot; - Darren Aronofsky

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