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School Shootings & Psychoactive Drugs

ken collins kenpc at banet.net
Mon Apr 26 20:17:17 EST 1999


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



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