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The Catholic Crusade against the Movies, 1940-1975 - Gregory D. Black

The Catholic Crusade against the Movies, 1940-1975

Paperback Published: 20th July 1998
ISBN: 9780521629058
Number Of Pages: 328

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For more than three decades the Catholic church through its Legion of Decency controlled the content of Hollywood films. Studios submitted their films to the Legion for a rating, which varied from general approval to condemnation. Documenting the inner workings of the Legion, The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies examines how the Church acquired such control and how the changes in the movie industry and American society at large in the post-World War II era eventually conspired against that institution's power and lead to its demise.

"Black is particularly helpful in shedding light on the complex issue of filmscript revision....With clarity and insight, Black has traced the influence of Catholic forms of film censorship as reflecting the maturing process within the church since the days of the Second Vatican Council." Charles Fister, America "In this worthy sequel to his Hollywood Censored (1994)...Black chronicles how the Legion of Decency imposed its taste and its fear of serious issues on films worldwide." Choice

The Catholic coup against Hollywood
Cowboys and courtesans challenge censors
A foreign challenge
The Legion fights back
Declining influence
A new approach
The end of the Legion
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ISBN: 9780521629058
ISBN-10: 0521629055
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 20th July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43