Thursday, 3 March 2011

Pros and cons of current film classification

  • It is relevant our modern culture and society
  • The system is regularly updated based on audiences’ views
  • Focuses on protecting younger generations from harm
  • People (local councils) are able to act against guidelines
  • The BBFC takes the work very seriously

  • Not upheld very effectively in the real world
  • Unable to completely protect children
  • Encourages production of ‘safe’ but ‘dull’ movies (for a wider audience)
  • Can’t be applied to everybody because people are different
  • The BBFC is relatively unknown, parents don’t seek out information
  • No evidence that films actually cause ‘harm’
  • Films may be classified with only the working classes in mind