While exhibition has recently obtained considerable attention—as in, for instance, Douglas Gomery’s Shared Pleasures and Gregory A. Waller’s Moviegoing in America —distribution stays understudied. Supreme Court choices within the postwar period and Breen’s retirement in 1954. As overseas cinema markets reopened after the World War II, imported international artwork cinema pushed the envelope and transcended filmic boundaries of display censorship.
Hollywood’s official “Hays Office” Production Code Administration (PCA) enforced ethical “Code” censorship, and films also confronted totally different U.S. state and native censorship boards. Religious organizations such as the National Catholic Legion of Decency scrutinized, rated, and threatened to resist and boycott “condemned” films. During the Second World War, Washington’s federal authorities regulated wartime films by way of its Office of War Information (OWI), Bureau of Motion Pictures (BMP), and Office of Censorship to further struggle-associated propaganda goals. International censorship agencies in different nations additionally screened and restricted movies … Read More