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#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript - Friday 04 October

On Friday 4 October we held the second BBFC #askBBFC twitter Q and A answer session. 

Date 07/10/2013

On Friday 4 October we held the second BBFC #askBBFC twitter Q and A answer session. Earlier in the week, we’d asked you to submit your questions about the BBFC and BBFC age ratings using the #askBBFC hashtag. The answer session took the most interesting questions and answered them during a 30 minute session. If you missed this, the transcript of questions and answers follows below.

We aim to hold a twitter Q and A once a month and we’ll give plenty notice about when we’re collecting questions and when the answer session will take place. We use this format to ensure that any questions that require detailed answers can be researched if required and formulated into as few tweets as possible.

You can send longer questions you have to us at any time, by emailing us.

#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript

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We're kicking off our #askBBFC Q&A answers session today with a quick question from Melon Farmers about #BBFCinsight

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#askBBFC from MelonFarmers: Contains mild language&sex references. Does this mean mild lang&mild sex refs OR mild lang&[standard] sex refs

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#askBBFC Melon Farmers - It means mild language and mild sex references.

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eliza's muvva submitted a two part question to #askBBFC : Whats (a) most ridiculous complaint, outside your remit, you have ever received,

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#askBBFC eliza's muvva and (b) best thing in the BBFC archive?

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#askBBFC eliza's muvva (a) might be complaints about Judi Dench swearing in any film, e.g. Quantum of Solace (12A)

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#askBBFC eliza's muvva - (b) best thing in the BBFC archive has to be a telegram from Gregory Peck about the cuts to Cape Fear

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#askBBFC eliza's muvva: You can see the telegram on page 69 of the BBFC Centenary book 

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Next up - #BlueIsTheWarmestColor and #KickAss2 #askBBFC

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#askBBFC Barnaby Walter Thoughts on this comparison made between #BlueIsTheWarmestColor and #KickAss2 by ultraculture?

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#askBBFC Barnaby Walter these are two v different works which raise v different classification issues

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#askBBFC Barnaby Walter #BlueIsTheWarmestColor contains strong sex not permitted at 15. BBFCinsight for the film will be available on 5Nov

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#askBBFC Barnaby Walter BBFCinsight for #KickAss2 covers its key classification issues

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Another #askBBFC question about #BBFCinsight

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#askBBFC Rory Steele: Can consumer advice on the black card be removed? It's redundant right before a film and moreover can include spoilers

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#askBBFC Rory Steele we include insight to remind audiences what to expect. We always seek to avoid spoilers

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#askBBFC Rory Steele the short #BBFCinsight on the black card only refers to the key age rating issues

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We're going to catch up on some #askBBFC questions submitted during our last session in September - starting with one about harm

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#askBBFC Adam vultureofrock: Can you provide solid non-anecdotal evidence of harm caused by watching films not passed for release by BBFC

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#askBBFC Adam vultureofrock: media effects and harm is a contested area

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#askBBFC Adam vultureofrock : We have a review of media effects literature available.

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Our final #askBBFC question today is about rating works that are part of a series or genre

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#askBBFC Stuart Barr do you consider a classification in the context of previous decisions and similar works to the one being examined?

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#askBBFC Stuart Barr we classify each work on its own merits

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#askBBFC Stuart Barr we might take into account likely audience expectations if the work is part of a series eg James Bond

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That's all we have time for today, we'll post the whole #askBBFC Q&A on the website

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