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Censorship in mid-20th century Ireland


It's really just a history lesson now, and perhaps it's hard to get worked up about it any more. But once these links would have been banned in Ireland.

Banned in Ireland in the mid-20th century were the following (and just as some kind of belated revenge, most of these links lead to places where the forbidden works can now be sampled):



As I say, it's a history lesson now, and if I were to link to everything that had been banned ever throughout all history, then no country would emerge with their dignity intact.




Alfredo's reel of banned movie kisses and clips, in Cinema Paradiso (1988).



In the same spirit, a compilation of movie kisses.





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