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Violence all over big screen as filmmakers seek to capture youth market

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Here's a thought. How about making quality films with good story lines?

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Hollywood cant see beyond the dollar sign hence the lowest common denominator story lines ie: violence....

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Bringing up Alfred Hitchcock was an excellent argument against gratuitous violence. I know I personally can't stand to watch graphic violence, but I hold a strange sort of fascination with Hitchcock productions.

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as filmmakers seek to capture the youth market

So young people are feeling bloodlust and want to see as much bloody, weird violence as they can. Must kill! Must kill! Must see slow-motion explosions with limbs and heads flying around! Is this something we really want to nurture in our young? Are future streets filled with these nice folks places we'll want to walk? Is this an itch that really needs to be scratched?

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" Are future streets filled with these nice folks places we'll want to walk? Is this an itch that really needs to be scratched?"

Exactly. It's the path we're already on, I'm afraid. Kubrick pointed it out with "Clockwork Orange". Between gratuitous violence in movies and video games, and then physical manifestations, it's like a self-licking ice cream cone.

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