UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Censorship and the configuration of cinematic classicism

Jacobs, L; Staiger, J; Grieveson, L; Gilbert, N; Schaefer, E; Maltby, R; Gomar, CG; ... Núñez, VM; + view all (2019) Censorship and the configuration of cinematic classicism. Atalante , 28 pp. 131-153. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Grieveson_761-3192-7-PB.pdf - Published version

Download (398kB) | Preview

Abstract

Practically from its origins, and especially once it had been consolidated as a spectacle for mass consumption, American cinema had to deal with censorship by different authorities at local, state and federal levels. The industry responded to the problems arising from such censorship by introducing self-regulation, expressed in the Motion Picture Production Code, popularly known as the Hays Code. In addition to their influence on the subjects chosen and how these were treated, these mechanisms of censorship and self-regulation had a highly significant influence on the filmic form. What role did censorship play in the transition from the cinema of attractions to a more narrative model? Was it a determining factor in the establishment of the Institutional Mode of Representation? How did the Production Code interact with other systems and formulas associated with classical cinema, such as the star system or the different film genres? How did the progressive relaxation and subsequent abandonment of the Code affect the mise-en-scène of films? How did classical cinema handle problematic elements related to filmic form resulting from the restrictions of the Code? In this section, six internationally renowned scholars address these questions and offer their views on the subject.

Type: Article
Title: Censorship and the configuration of cinematic classicism
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.revistaatalante.com/index.php?journal=a...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article published under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 3.0 España (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ES) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092408
Downloads since deposit
37Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item