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Monday, February 6, 2012

Thriller Codes of Practise

Our editorial judgements need to consider a number of factors which, in combination, can increase the impact of violence, both in factual or fictional content:
  • violence that is true to life and may also reflect personal experience, for example domestic violence, pub brawls, football hooliganism, road rage, and mugging
  • violence in places normally regarded as safe, such as the family home and hospitals
  • unusual or sadistic methods of inflicting pain, injury or death
  • incidents where women, children and the vulnerable are the victims
  • violence without showing the effect on the victim or the consequences for the perpetrator
  • sexual violence
  • verbal aggression and tone, particularly when it includes the use of the strongest language and discriminatory or sexually offensive terms
  • suicide, attempted suicide or self-harm
  • broadcast reactions of others to violence, especially those of children
  • post-production techniques such as atmospheric music, slow motion, graphic close-ups and sound effects
  • sustained menace or unrelentingly dark tone.

There is a lot about violence and the ways that it cant be shown, i found all the infomation on the BBC editorial guidlines. All of this has to be considered when filming as we would have to make sure that all of this is taken into consideration, it all depends on the target audience fo the film.

Strong language is most likely to cause offence when it is used gratuitously and without editorial purpose, and when it includes:
  • sexual swearwords
  • terms of racist or ethnic abuse
  • terms of sexual and sexist abuse or abuse referring to sexuality
  • pejorative terms relating to illness or disabilities
  • casual or derogatory use of holy names or religious words and especially in combination with other strong language.

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