Anyway, this is not news to most of us, just surprising to hear it from one of Hollywood's own.
Life is a problem. It is difficult to adapt to...not pretty...but there it is!
Get a life...and adapt!
I don’t think he really cares. He just doesn’t want to be sued.
We mustn’t dare say that! They’ll accuse us of wanting censorship. I would call it common sense. Movies to affect people, especially young people. I can remember acting out movies as kids. But I haven’t seen any of the Batman movies (though I used to love the TV show), so I can’t comment on them.
Peter Bogdanovich as Captain Obvious. Yes, I thought of “Targets” hearing of this recent incident. In the film the perp shoots into the audience from behind the screen at a drive-in theater, a highly symbolic and deeply thoughtful from the point of view of film history, scene.
At the same time, he takes the standard potshots at guns and the NRA.
IBDOEVHT - (In Before Defenders OF Entertainment Vehicle Product Hollywood Trash!)
In other words: What if Water really is Wet??
As a fan of movies, heavy metal music and a video gamer since the Atari 2600 days, it seems obvious that what we view/play will effect our views/perceptions. In today’s culture where actions are free from consequense, it’s also unsurprising that people feel free to act on impuls in a morality free way.
So what changed and why didn’t kids from the 40s-80s go psycho every week after all the ultraviolent gangster movies, loony tunes cartoons etc?
Well, first and foremost, PARENTS taught the concept of right and wrong...and they weren’t arrested or recipients of CPS ‘love’ for doing so. Kids went to church. Kids could act out their fantasies playing cops and robbers/cowboys and indians/army et all, without CPS and a team of teachers, psychologists-psychiatrists and the rest ‘reeducating’ them for simply playing childhood games.
Why are kids in front of the TV watching R movies and playing M rated games all day? Could it be that every time they go outside they have to navigate a PC world they have no clue of understanding (as it changes by the second), the EPA and ‘safety’ groups outlawed anything resembling ‘fun’ on public lands...
EVERY BIT of this issue is 100% the responsibility of liberalism. ALL OF IT. It all goes back to the same source.
I think we all realize that ‘whatever a man sows, that he also reaps.’ Or what goes around, comes around.
The year after Bambi came out hunting licenses dropped by 60% across America. (If my memory recall is accurate.) Movies do make an impact. It is ‘nice’ to know that some acknowledge that.
it’s about time
Karloff’s last picture was “Plan Nine from Outer Space” by Ed Wood. He died before it was completed.
He must listen to Michael Savage , who said as much last Friday on his show .
You guys are missing the fact that Holmes is a nut job and he was going to hurt people regardless if Hollywood churned out violent movies.
This just reflects the breakdown of our society; the reign of those who consider that there is no such things as right and wrong or that good and evil are archaic superstitions at best and non-existent as even better.
And I wonder if the breakdown of the much maligned studio system may also play a part.
If the shooter had seen Bogdanovich’s, “At Long Last Love” he probably would have shot himself.
Movies certainly do influence people for good or bad.
I watched a Roy Rogers half hour show this afternoon. It had Roy, Dale and all the rest. There was a little girl whose Father was in trouble.
They found his Bible and noticed he had been reading a verse about forgiveness. Also toward the end, Roy, Dale, The Girl and even Pat Buttram all sang the song “the Bible Tells Me So”’
I immediately realized they would never show that in a modern TV show.
While violent films may encourage violence in some viewers, for other viewers it is a reminder that evil exists & vigilance must be maintained.
Recall that scary movie you attended as a child. Did you leave the movie thinking you were invincible, or highly vulnerable?
I don't much care for highly violent films. The daily news is violent enough. But I do enjoy a good action pic, & if the bad guys get hot lead, so much the better.
The problem is not the movies. The problem is watching Mom & Dad at home getting drunk & beating the crap out of each other, or parents too busy to bother with the kids. The problem is schools/churches that teach relativist crap rather than moral imperatives. The problem is a gov’t that encourages promiscuity, sloth, & corruption. The problem is a society that doesn't know what is right or wrong.
It was her soon to be ex-husband that murdered her. How many women are beaten to death, strangled, or stabbed to death as a result of such domestic situations?!
I'd bet most do not involve a gun. He is trying to tie one thing to another and not very successfully.
50 million dead by abortion, plus those killed by legal botched abortions.
But nobody knows anyone who has experienced/perpetrated such violence. < /sarc >
"How did Nixon win? Nobody I know voted for him!" - Pauline Kael.
In the Wild West, you had a fighting chance. The audience in Aurora was told to leave the guns at home. The LAW ABIDING members of the audience were unarmed. Not so the villain.