This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of British film-making’s central institutions – the British Board of Film Classification. Over the past century, the British Board of Film Classification has evolved from the quaint, and supposedly morally superior, institution that was tasked with protecting the public from corruptive indecency; into a transparent, accountable and in-touch organisation that mainly classifies movies so that filmmakers may more effectively meet their target audience.
With Halloween week upon us and as usual I’ll be settling into a good old-fashioned horror movie with some friends and far too many sweets for the kids planning to trick or treat. Note, old-fashioned is the operative word here because as a horror movie enthusiast, it’s only the originals that I find are good enough to watch multiple times and have stayed with me beyond when I switch the DVD player off.
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