10. Issues, Solutions, and Problems

  1. Drew Casper

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch10

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction

How to Cite

Casper, D. (2011) Issues, Solutions, and Problems, in Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395242.ch10

Author Information

  1. University of Southern California, School of the Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188272

Online ISBN: 9781444395242

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Keywords:

  • censorship - issues, solutions and problems;
  • Fox's “International Classics,” in 1964 handling the French import - La Bonne Soupe and d Luis Buñuel's French/Italian The Diary of a Chambermaid;
  • two-version ploy, directors shooting two versions of polemical scenes - staid and forthright, 1934's Code enforcement;
  • Dilemma: The Pawnbroker (AA, 1965) - producers Ely Landau/Herbert R. Steinmann's The Pawnbroker (AA, 1965), striking a lethal blow at censorship;
  • transfer to film of Edward Albee's 1962 critical/popular stage triumph - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;
  • 1966 Production Code Guidelines and “SMA” Category - Valenti, announcing a new Code supplanting the 1930's one;
  • ratings system, Bonnie and Clyde (WB, 1967) - issues of Vietnam overkill, the Counterculture's narcissism;
  • ratings system's supplanting the Code - not a great leap, being in the air for some time

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Subsidiary Syndrome

  • Two-Version Ploy

  • Dilemma: The Pawnbroker (AA, 1965)

  • Turning Point: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (WB, 1966)

  • The 1966 Production Code Guidelines and the “SMA” Category

  • Ratings System

  • Enlightenment of the Legion of Decency

  • Divorce: Hollywood and the Church

  • City/State Censorship and the Liberalization of the Supreme Court

  • City/State Censorship vs. Hollywood