The Crash Controversy: Censorship Campaigns and Film Reception

Ramaswami Harindranath, Martin Barker, Jane Arthurs

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Between 1996–97 an almost unprecedented campaign was mounted in the British press against on one film: David Cronenberg’s Crash. What motivated this campaign? What can it tell us about British film culture? What impact did the campaign have on general audiences? This book, which draws on a year-long investigation supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, offers a series of important and challenging findings and is a major contribution to our understanding of censorship campaigns, how audiences respond to films, and the strategies employed in engaging with such texts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWallflower Press
ISBN (Print)1 903364 15 9
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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