Don’t forget to type in your location and date details here! A general tip: you will almost certainly be pushed for time when you run this presentation, so instead of laboriously going through every single bullet point that you see up on the screen, pick and choose a couple of the most pertinent points and expand on them before moving on. Another one: These notes can be printed out separately for reference whilst running the presentation.
Long Road March 2007 Film Classification Masterclass
Independent, non-governmental body funded through charged fees
Classifies Films on behalf of Local Authorities – the Cinemas Act, 1985
Classifies Videos, DVDs and some Digital Games under the Video Recordings Act, 1984
History 1. Indecorous, ambiguous and irreverent titles and subtitles 2. Cruelty to animals 3. The irreverent treatment of sacred subjects 4. Drunken scenes carried to ‘ Indecorous dancing’ ‘ Drunken scenes carried to excess’ ‘ Unnecessary exhibition of under-clothing’ ‘ References to controversial politics’ ‘ The drug habit. e.g. opium, morphia, cocaine, etc’ 1916 T.P. O’Connor’s ‘Forty-Three Grounds for Deletion’ ‘ 'First Night' scenes’ ‘ Men and women in bed together’ ‘ Scenes laid in disorderly houses’ ‘ Materialization of the conventional figure of Christ’ ‘ Scenes tending to disparage public characters and institutions’