Policing Cinema

Policing Cinema

Movies and Censorship in Early-twentieth-century America

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White slave films, dramas documenting sex scandals, filmed prize fights featuring the controversial African-American boxer Jack Johnson, D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation--all became objects of public concern after 1906, when the proliferation of nickelodeons brought moving pictures to a broad mass public. Lee Grieveson draws on extensive original research to examine the controversies over these films and over cinema more generally. He situates these contestations in the context of regulatory concerns about populations and governance in an early-twentieth-century America grappling with the.
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley :2004
ISBN: 9781597348133
1597348139
9780520937420
0520937422
9781282359758
1282359754
9780520239661
0520239660
9780520239654
0520239652
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 348 pages) : illustrations

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