Murder as entertainment.

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    Consider the movies and TV shows whose main focus is murder.
    What does it say about us when Murder , often in horribly violent forms has become a major form of entertainment....
    Did you laugh when the guys brains got blown all over the car in Pulp Fiction?
    I got taken to that one by my wife and the laughter was all around me in the theatre. I was disgustedly amazed.
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    Ohh well it seems that no one is interested in one reason for the moral decline in America.
    Figures.
     
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    Because most rational people can decipher between real and fantasy, movies don't in large part drive our morals as a Country, save for Office shooters and Columbine happenings. Which, as a population as a whole, are miniscule.
     
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    Gratuitous violence does not sit well with me. And I do think that it can have desensitizing effect on young people. It takes a great director like Hitchcock to depict murder without even showing the act. That kind of genius has been lost on the newbies in my opinion.
     
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    I agree about Hitchcock, but I can't say I'm not a fan of gratuitous Violence in movies.

    I realize it's fake.

    It's curiosity.

    "Hmm, I'll never see this in real life because I know that it's wrong/crazy/I'd never do it,....but so long as it's fake let's see what these producers depict it looking like." I don't see a major issue.
     
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    I'm just a wimp G.T. I could never be a nurse simply because I can't stand the sight of blood - even if it's fake. That's just me. I usually close my eyes and tell whomever I'm with to let me know when it's over. It doesn't stop me from going to the movies though.
     
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    Agreed.

    We have desensitized our children to extreme violence.

    In America with many it is fine for your 8 yr old to watch someone get cut up with a chainsaw, but if they see a bare breast on the tube be outraged.

    Just too strange.
     
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    lol that's alright.

    I couldn't change a bed pan without puking my guts out if ya paid me a Million bucks!
     
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    If they're desensitized, then how come Freddy Cruger, the Terminator, etc. etc....

    Didn't stop post traumatic stress disorder in the kids, in our current war?

    Stoppit.

    People know reality from Television.
     
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    Then why does television so control and invade our society? Both socially and politically.

    Where did "bust a cap in your ass" in your ass come from? A way of minimalizing shooting someone?

    Many let preschoolers watch the blood and gore movies. There has to be an impact.
     

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