Sunday, 6 February 2011

Mark Kermode on "the F word " and how this affected the BBFC certificates for "The King's Speech" and "Made In Dagenham"

This is an interesting talk from Mark Kermode on the use of 'the F word" in two recent British films. He argues that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)  have been "classist" by giving  "Made In Dagenham" a certificate 15, whereas The King's Speech was given a 12. Such decisions affect teenage audiences who can see the film. In the USA "The King's Speech" was given an R rating for the number of its Fs! That will also restrict the age-range of who can see it in cinemas.

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