Description - GOLDEN AGE OF CENSORSHIP_ THE by Paul Hoffman
Do you remember the video nasty? t is 1984 and video has just arrived in Britain s homes. With it comes a widespread distrust and fear. The public dread a deluge of porn, ultraviolence, cannibalism and dismemberment. Eager to reflect the public mood, Parliament decides to panic too, and gifts sweeping powers to the chief film censor, Nick Berg. very film ever made has to be reclassified for home viewing. But rather than become a tool of moral hysteria, Berg has a grand plan. He will create an entirely new kind of censorship benign, thoughtful, intelligent. First he must create a team to implement his wishes. Advertising in newspapers and magazines across the country, Berg announces a competition to find a handful of the best and the brightest. housands apply. Interviews, tests, rejections, more interviews, more tests follow, until only seven remain. This Magnificent Seven will have the power to decide what others can and cannot see. They are tasked to reflect the very best of what can be thought and said. They will encounter the great monuments of censorship The Exorcist, Cannibal Holocaust and Reservoir Dogs as well as the obscure and unexpected- Rupert Bear and Litt
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Author Biography - Paul Hoffman
Paul Hoffman is a screenwriter. He used to be one of the senior censors at the British Board of Film Classification. His first novel, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, is available in Black Swan paperback.