Censorship cultures: the search for authenticity - the case of A Serbian Film

Cronin, Theresa (2014) Censorship cultures: the search for authenticity - the case of A Serbian Film. In: Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference, 19-23 Mar 2014, Seattle, USA.

Abstract

This paper engages in an analysis of horror fans’ online discussions of A Serbian Film, and it will seek to show that while many government and industry reports on film downloading and/or filesharing discuss the practices of participants in terms of piracy and illegal activity, within the context of horror fan community the meaning and function of downloading differs significantly from this economically motivated interpretation. Indeed, this paper will argue within the context of worldwide regulatory practices that have sought to both cut and ban A Serbian Film, these activities can be considered as a means, perhaps the only means, to gain access to the ‘definitive’ or ‘authentic' version of the film.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 16687
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Depositing User: Theresa Cronin
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 10:37
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16687

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