For those that can’t read all the text on the movie poster:
OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION
Stephen Conroy as Guy Montag
staring STEPHEN CONROY and STEVE FIELDING director AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA AUTHORITY producers APATHY, CONFUSION and KNEE-JERK REACTION executive producer AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS distributor NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK
R18+ May not be available on the Internet in Australia
So, how did I come to make the image?
I went looking for information about lists of banner books in Australia. One of the points stressed about the censorship regime of the previous government (but not that of the new one) is that while the list of banned books is available (or you can test for them), but the list of banned sites is not.
It was interesting to see that ‘Fahrenheit 451′ was amongst the lists I found, because of coarse language used. Which sparked the above poster.
The current government is trying to impose a blank filter on all Australians. This is despite the reports received about the effect on network speed, and the unreliability of filters.
Perhaps the movie should be called Centigrade 435 after the temperature at which network cables ignite?
Commentary about censorship in Australia:
Some interesting sites about book banning:
- Banned in Australia: Introducing Australia’s Bibliography of Banned Books
- Yippee! A banned book list!
- Books : A – I – That have been Censored, Banned or Challenged
- Australia Won’t Say What Websites They Ban