Nancy Lebovitz wrote:
>> 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.
what you point out is much more than a "nit"... you cut right to
the core of the matter... the active dissociation of action from
enduring negative consequences...
good for you. ken collins