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Laura Wittern-Keller interview, "Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to Film Censorship 1915-1981"
New Books Network
  • Marshall Poe, University of Iowa
  • Laura Wittern-Keller
Document Type
Interview
Duration
00:59:16
Publication Date
4-4-2008
Abstract
This week we interviewed Laura Wittern-Keller about her new book, Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to Film Censorship 1915-1981. Both well written and extremely well researched, Freedom of the Screen takes the reader case by case through the history of film censorship in the United States. Dr. Wittern-Keller is a visiting assistant professor of history and public policy at the University at Albany (SUNY) and is also the recipient of the New York State Archives Award for Excellence in Research. Francis G. Couvares, author of Movie Censorship and American Culture, claims that "[Dr. Wittern-Keller's] research is prodigious and fills a significant gap in the field. All who are engaged in this field will have to incorporate her findings into their stories of movie censorship."
Keywords
  • Censorship,
  • Film,
  • Law
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Citation Information
Marshall Poe and Laura Wittern-Keller. "Laura Wittern-Keller interview, "Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to Film Censorship 1915-1981"" New Books Network (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marshall_poe/168/