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I RUSSIA'S HANDS FULL

BULLETS AND THEIR IWOUNDS.…

! FI LM-EN!-RK.I

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FI LM-EN!-RK. I A rlsal "l tho 311llU;,1 ro.porf of the. British Board of Film Censors convinces; one of the. good work this institution is j drying in the. best interests of the public | [and the cinematograph industry. "There I is every re.jj«on vo believe," the report states. the I i desired effect of eliminating .certain sub- jocts which are altogether unsuitable for I British audiences, and, further, cf raid- ing the general fttan.da.rd of films exhibited in the ocmÜy?" The 'war has yielded its crop of peculiar and <i?hc<;tn probiem? ior th? B'?ard. but these h'i?'? Keen solved I satidfactoriiv in co-operation wiHi the Home Office and Press Bureau. Eighty four publishers have submitted films for censorship of an aggregate length of 6,881,514 feet. This shows a falling oft of 7t7.317 feet on the previous year, which is entirely accuunt-ed for by the inevitable shortage in output of Continental films since the outbreak of hostilities. The footage of film submitted embraced 6,282 ] subjects, and of this number 5, sm were passed for uni- vrsal exhibition, and 416 for public exhibition with the restrictive A certificate. The examiners took ex- ception to 1-18 films on various grounds of public morality and interest, 6hwjng how necessary is the office of censor. In this connection the Board observe that the publishers have acknowledged the efforts of the Board, and have, on their own initiative, excluded from their productions scenes of the nature of those to which ex- ception was frequenflv taken.

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