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RE: It is true violence is over the top in general, and seems to sell films, and TV spots.

I was actually shocked sitting in a cab in Vegas listening to 3 consecutive ads about "ask your doctor is XYZ is right for you." It used to be that your doctor would prescribe you a drug that fit your ailment - now they drug companies sell direct and put it into your head you are sick.

Europe and the US always differed with television - In the US you could watch 80 people being machined gunned to death, decapitated, castrated and general gore - but man if you show a female nipple the network would get irate phone calls. In Europe it is somewhat the reverse.

But like most things - you have the option to change the channel. I think James Bond is largely cartoon violence. The violence in a Schindler's List or a Platoon is not.

I remember when the 1978 Romero film Dawn of the Dead was called the goriest film of all time - most people then found it sickening - now worse can be seen weekly in the Walking Dead.

But there is plenty of abject violence all around the world without a TV in sight and before TV or Movies or electricity was invented. Escapist entertainment does allow people to delve into the macabre without committing the macabre.


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