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  • Scenes Of Wild West Movies
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    "Faster Pussycat, kill, kill! !" Review of "The Wild Bunch" (1969) Written by Sam Peckinpah Violence can be shown in many ways. Sam Peckinpah's, "The Wild Bunch" caused a fuss because of it's raw violence. The depiction of violence in this film was rare. The deaths are not heroic or clean in any way. When a fight broke out and a gun was shot, it usually ended in major bloodshed and dead bodies. I believe that alongside the theme of friendship and loyalty, violence is a major theme in this film. ...
  • Particular Moral Panic
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    The Media Effects Debate Moral Panics A moral panic is a term used to describe a sudden flurry of conservative attitudes towards the media (usually film or music) when something which is perceived as too shocking or graphic is released to the public. For example when the film Reservoir Dogs was released in the UK there was a "Moral Panic" because many thought that the wanton violence, and in particular the way the violence was treated by director Quentin Tarantino was offensive and repulsive. Th...
  • Characteristic Of Many John Woo Films
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    John Woo: from Hong Kong to Hollywood, The Killer and Face / Off John Woo and his "heroic bloodshed" have revolutionized and rejuvenated the action genre, combining melodrama with action to create the male melodrama, in which he explores the codes of masculinity while redefining them. Robert Hanke says that "explosive pyrotechnics seem to be privileged over plot, narrative or character" (Hanke 41) and yet notes that Jillian San dell maintains the opinion that Woo does not "celebrate this violenc...
  • Scenes Of Violence In Films
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    Film Violence Do you think there is a case for censoring films more radically than present or is this an infringement of personal liberty? Films are often blamed as an influencing factor in violent crimes, most notably murder. People think that films have influenced a number of killers in high profile cases such as the Jamie Bulger murder, which was linked to 'Childs Play 3' by the press. Another was when a 14-year-old Texan boy decapitated a girl in an effort to become famous like thee stars of...
  • Nature Of Violent Crime
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    A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, made more than thirty million dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards; however, this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversy began, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, written mostly in Russian, by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who probe...
  • Films And Computer Games
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    Blood, Violence and Gore As Entertainment The Texas Chainsaw massacre, Brain eaters from outer space and Bloodfeastare all films were the title can speak for itself. The are films were violence, blood and gore play an important role. It is obvious that someone has to action, but who? Since the dawn of man people have used violence for entertainment. In Rome they had the Colluseum, nowadays we have the cinema. Violent films are being produced all the time, no one seems to care. Even though there ...
  • O Dog And Caine
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    "A crooked childhood it's what the way I am, It's got me in the state where I don't give a damn, Somebody helped me but now they don't hear me, I guess I be another victim of the ghetto So I guess I gotta do what so I ain't finished I grew up to be a up menace, ge ah". -"Stre iht Up Menace" by MC Eight The song lyrics above are from the soundtrack of the film Menace II Society and correspond directly to the hardships that people are given when growing up in the ghetto and when surrounded by a li...
  • High Culture Alex With His Ultra Violence
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    Clockwork Orange and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction For Walter Benjamin, the defining characteristic of modernity was mass assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance between art and the masses it makes possible the liberat...
  • Quentin Tarentino Film
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    Quentin Tarentino Throughout the many years the film industry has grown, a certain type of filmmaker immerged, known as an auteur. An auteur, usually a director, has a strong personal style and exercises creative control over his or her works. Quentin Tarentino, for example, has proven himself to be an auteur in various ways. Quentin Tarentino worked for four years as a clerk in a Los Angeles video store, where he made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut of Reservoir Dogs, and where ...
  • Emil And Oleg
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    Like many ambitious, provocative films, '15 Minutes' is a bit of a mess. Both audacious and unwieldy, exciting and excessive, this dark thriller is too long, too violent and not always convincing. But at the same time, there's no denying that it's onto something, that its savage indictment of the nexus involving media, crime and a voracious public is a cinematic statement difficult to ignore. For despite its traditional cops-and-killers format, '15 Minutes' (its title taken from Andy Warhol's pr...
  • Media Violence And Its Moral Panics
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    Over the years, media violence has increased dramatically in our society and aspects of media like newspapers, TV, films, videos, Internet. Violence, along with sex and drugs, are examples of moral panics. Moral panics are when society cannot accept or adjust to vast changes, or when groups of people or a new type of behaviour is seen as threat to society. In these circumstances single issues can quickly become the focus of panic. Recent moral panics in the media include explicit sex, video-nast...
  • British Board Of Film Classification
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    With opinions becoming more polarized, the government set up a committee, chaired by the philosopher Bernard Williams, to review the laws concerning obscenity, indecency and violence in publications, displays and entertainments in England and Wales, except in the field of broadcasting, and to review the arrangements for film censorship in England and Wales. Appointed on 13 July 1977, its report was published in November 1979. Its recommendations were not followed up by the new Conservative gover...
  • Violence In Films And Music
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    Enjoying Violence There are many different views on how violent films and music affect people. Personally, I believe violent films and music do not affect people, but some studies show they do. There are also various reasons why people want to see violent films, and why artists and producers continue to produce violent films and music. From the article Film Violence and Subsequent Aggressive Tendencies, they write that even in the 1920's and 1930's people were affected by watching and reading th...
  • Violence And Punishment Play In The Film
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    Violence and Punishment in Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction, one of the most highly acclaimed films of 1995, was without a doubt a shocking and controversial movie. Drugs, sex, and especially violence filled our eyes and our ears. Director Quentin Tarantino brought into the mainstream a genre that had never had such mass appeal, and he did it very successfully. After viewing Pulp Fiction, the issues of violence and punishment arise, and we have to question what role they play in the film. The first wor...
  • Acts Of Violence The Film
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    Set in one of the many ready-built towns, known as favela, around Rio de Janeiro, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a harrowing depiction of a life in which innocence is an unknown word, and naivety will get you killed. The titular City of God is a breeding place for crime. Populated by under-privileged, poor, beaten down people, and controlled by the street gangs, with little chance of escape. Children are exposed to death and crime from birth, and there are few in the city who can earn enough to...
  • Hollywood And Their Making Of Violent Films
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    Media Violence: Is There Too Much? A child being hit in the face with a shovel, "I Kill Children", and 194 acts of violence. Do you envision these as at the most violent end of the spectrum, things that occur in the worst examples of violent media productions? Think again. These three examples are taken directly from a popular prime time TV sitcom shown on a family channel, the title of a popular song sung by a popular band, and a recent children's movie with a PG rating. While parents will argu...
  • Two Religious Men Like McGuiness And Campbell
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    An Assessment Of Govt. Pressure On Than Assessment Of Govt. Pressure On The Media To Withdraw Or Alter, Politically Sensitive Material In August 1985, "Real Lives: At the Edge of the Union ' was due to be shown, focusing on the lives and theories of two of the leading figures in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuiness of Sinn Fein and Gregory Campbell of the Democratic Unionists. McGuiness, who at the time was accused of being the Chief of Staff of the I.R.A., was to be given extensive coverage, the ...

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