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The Resource Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship, Nora Gilbert

Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship, Nora Gilbert

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Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship
Title
Better left unsaid
Title remainder
Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship
Statement of responsibility
Nora Gilbert
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Better Left Unsaid is in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the censor's knife--the Victorian novel and classical Hollywood film--this book reveals the varied ways in which censorship, for all its blustery self-righteousness, can actually be good for sex, politics, feminism, and art. As much as Victorianism is equated with such cultural impulses as repression and prudery, few scholars have explored the Victorian novel as a "censored" commodity--thanks, in large part, to the indirectness and intangibility of England's literary censorship process. This indirection stands in sharp contrast to the explicit, detailed formality of Hollywood's infamous Production Code of 1930. In comparing these two versions of censorship, Nora Gilbert explores the paradoxical effects of prohibitive practices. Rather than being ruined by censorship, Victorian novels and Hays Code films were stirred and stimulated by the very forces meant to restrain them."--Publisher's website
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Gilbert, Nora
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.C45
LC item number
G55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The cultural lives of law
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  • English fiction
  • Fiction
  • Motion pictures
  • Literature and morals
  • Motion pictures
  • Censorship
  • Censorship
Label
Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship, Nora Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-174) and index
Contents
Introduction : the joy of censorship -- The sounds of silence : W. M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges -- For sophisticated eyes only : Jane Austen and George Cukor -- Beyond censorship : Charles Dickens and Frank Capra -- The thrill of the fight : Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan -- Postscript : Oscar Wilde and Mae West
Control code
806221721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 181 p.
Isbn
9780804784207
Lccn
2012030435
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)806221721
Label
Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship, Nora Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-174) and index
Contents
Introduction : the joy of censorship -- The sounds of silence : W. M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges -- For sophisticated eyes only : Jane Austen and George Cukor -- Beyond censorship : Charles Dickens and Frank Capra -- The thrill of the fight : Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan -- Postscript : Oscar Wilde and Mae West
Control code
806221721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 181 p.
Isbn
9780804784207
Lccn
2012030435
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)806221721

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