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School Shootings & Psychoactive Drugs

Nancy Lebovitz nancy at unix3.netaxs.com
Mon Apr 26 18:58:22 EST 1999

In article <7g1ur6$ac2$1 at autumn.news.rcn.net>,
wildearth <wildearth at erols.com> wrote:
>Violent movies in the 50 and 60's are incomparable to the vivid, positively
>reinforced violence in entertainment today.  The explicit realism, watched
>repeatedly, desensitizes the viewer.  The shadowy, obfuscated violence of
>the past did not have the same effect on the viewer.  Perhaps you should do
>your own comparison and watch a 50's movie and 90's movie back to back.

Nitpick: There are important ways in which typical movie & tv violence
is *not* realistic. The moment of violence is shown, but the physical
and emotional consequences are ignored. 

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