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wildearth wildearth at erols.com
Mon Apr 26 22:07:13 EST 1999


Nancy Lebovitz wrote in message <7g2uiu$9af at netaxs.com>...
>In article <7g1ur6$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.


No, Nancy this is an excellent point; to important to be merely a "nitpick".
;-)

WildE





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