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Author Haberski, Raymond J., 1968-
Title Freedom to offend : how New York remade movie culture / Raymond J. Haberski, Jr.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

Author Haberski, Raymond J., 1968-
Subject Motion pictures -- Censorship -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Film criticism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Motion pictures -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Culture in motion pictures.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 266 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the postwar era, producers and consumers of cinema began to demand more freedom to make and view movies that accurately portrayed the complexities of real life. In Freedom to Offend, Raymond J. Haberski Jr. details the battles, fought largely in New York City, to secure "freedom of the screen" for film audiences. In the libertine 1970s, arguments supporting the right to see challenging films were twisted to provide intellectual cover for movies created solely to lure viewers with outrageous or titillating material. Haberski exposes the unquestioning defense of free expression as an absoluti.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Web of Control; 2. The Miracle and Bosley Crowther; 3. Baby Doll and Commnweal Criticism; 4. Amos Vogel and Confrontational Cinema; 5. The ""Flaming"" Freedom of Jonas Mekas; 6. The End of New York Movie Culture; 7. Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?; 8. The Failure of Porno Chic; Conclusion: The Irrelevance of Controversial Culture; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Note English.
ISBN 9780813172156 (electronic bk.)
0813172152 (electronic bk.)
9780813138411 (electronic bk.)
0813138418 (electronic bk.)
9780813124292 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0813124298 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 166261792
Additional Format Print version: Haberski, Raymond J., 1968- Freedom to offend. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007 9780813124292 0813124298 (DLC) 2006039696 (OCoLC)76864421

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