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Old 26-06-2013, 08:21
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If movies stopped being violent would it be problem of free speech.

Would it mean James Bond would not be allowed to use a gun anymore.

Jim Carrey brought up this.
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Old 26-06-2013, 08:46
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If we had to watch five hours of Disney a day would the crime rate fall?
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Old 26-06-2013, 12:21
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Jim Carrey? that says it all...

Moaning about Kick Ass 2.
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Old 26-06-2013, 12:41
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The fact is movies are less violent than they were because the studios are so desperate to get lower certificates. Movies were probably at their most violent in the 70's and 80's so if violent movies really were to blame for violent crime it would be falling. Also American movies are watched all over the world yet most other Countries don't have the problems with gun crime that America does. It is a shame that Jim Carey has fallen in to this trap has I think his views on gun control were very sensible.
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Old 26-06-2013, 15:24
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If movies stopped being violent would it be problem of free speech.
Not gonna happen. Would breach the constitution in the States, and would probably be against the European Convention on Human Rights...

There's more chance of increased gun controls in the States, and there's almost no chance of that happening
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Old 27-06-2013, 17:49
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Violence is part of human nature and movies are a reflection of the happenings in the world so stopping movie violence isn't an option.

Killers have copied scenes of extreme violence in horror movies in carrying out RL killings, so the influence from violence in movies is defiantly there, but movies can't take sole responsibility for the act of murder carried out so it will always be a grey controversial issue.
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Old 27-06-2013, 18:01
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The fact is movies are less violent than they were because the studios are so desperate to get lower certificates. Movies were probably at their most violent in the 70's and 80's so if violent movies really were to blame for violent crime it would be falling. Also American movies are watched all over the world yet most other Countries don't have the problems with gun crime that America does. It is a shame that Jim Carey has fallen in to this trap has I think his views on gun control were very sensible.
I tend to agree with this. As far as I am concerned, movies such as Rambo II and III, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, The Terminator, Death Wish 2-4 and Mising in Action have a more visceral feel of violence than most modern action movies. Many of which try like hell to avoid the R rating now. There could be an argument R rating movies are getting more violence, as they get less prevalent. But Saw, Hostel etc are not that far away from many of the direct to video horror movies of the early 80's.
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Old 28-06-2013, 04:56
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If we had to watch five hours of Disney a day would the crime rate fall?
I remember Private Eye reported at the time that all the tabloids rushed round to the video rental place Fred West used after he was arrested so they could discover what vile horror nonsense he was watching.... only to find out he liked Disney.

Strangely enough Mark Millar, author of the Kick Ass comics/films, got an MBE in the last honours list so someone up there must like them.
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Old 28-06-2013, 11:54
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Movies were probably at their most violent in the 70's and 80's
That makes sense to me and explains why I've always thought The Terminator (1984) was more scary, violent and horrific than its special effects driven, big budget sequel T2 (1991) and all the subsequent efforts, which is leaving me very underwhelmed by this news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23095529
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Old 28-06-2013, 14:21
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That makes sense to me and explains why I've always thought The Terminator (1984) was more scary, violent and horrific than its special effects driven, big budget sequel T2 (1991) and all the subsequent efforts, which is leaving me very underwhelmed by this news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23095529
Aye, The Terminator is by far the best of the franchise and its powerful depiction of violence is absolutely key to its impact.
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