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Session 4 - Violence

Session 4 - Violence

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Media Studies
Media Studies
A2 Genre Study
A2 Genre Study
SESSION 4
SESSION 4
Violence and the \u201cVideo
Violence and the \u201cVideo
Nasties\u201d phenomenon
Nasties\u201d phenomenon
What was the \u201cVideo Nasty\u201d
What was the \u201cVideo Nasty\u201d
phenomenon?
phenomenon?
\ue000In 1980, when home video was emerging, there
In 1980, when home video was emerging, there
was no censorship of video material.
was no censorship of video material.
\ue000In 1984, after a campaign by MP David Alton, the
In 1984, after a campaign by MP David Alton, the
Video Recordings Act was passed.
Video Recordings Act was passed.
\ue000This law gave the BBFC the power to censor video
This law gave the BBFC the power to censor video
material in the same way as cinema releases.
material in the same way as cinema releases.
\ue000The result was that 75 films were banned in the
The result was that 75 films were banned in the
U.K. and put on a list held by the D.P.P. (Director of
U.K. and put on a list held by the D.P.P. (Director of
Public Prosecutions).
Public Prosecutions).
What caused the \u201cVideo
What caused the \u201cVideo
Nasty\u201d moral panic?
Nasty\u201d moral panic?
\ue000Video was a new
Video was a new
experience; minors
experience; minors
viewing material alone
viewing material alone
& in the dark could be
& in the dark could be
seen as \u201charmful\u201d.
seen as \u201charmful\u201d.
\ue000Parents and adults
Parents and adults
were concerned about
were concerned about
the easy availability of
the easy availability of
\u201csensitive\u201d material.
\u201csensitive\u201d material.

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