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Jehanne
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Do you really think Hollywood is desensitizing the world's youth? (um, it's tough to tell without a tone of voice, but that's a legit question, not sarcasm) Do movies have that much influence on society, at least as far as violence is concerned?

I'm curious what other people think, since it's such a popular media topic. (one line answer for me, which I can expand at will- No, I don't believe movies can be proven to be a major contributor to the "desensitization of youth", or can unbalance a balanced mind.) Sorry to try and start a philosophical discussion on a fluff thread, but I'm curious.

One more question- did anyone see From Hell? I wanted to, but I never got a chance. Is it worth the two hours?

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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Never heard of it.
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chikakat
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

yeah, me either...what is it about?

Jehanne
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

This is Friday the 13th part 10 (X, aren't they clever, nice and futuristic sounding), yes? It's the distant future, Earth is no longer habitable (of course), so humans have colonized space. A colony gets two cryogenically preserved bodies, defrosts them, and surprise! one of them is Jason Voorhees. Who promptly stars killing colonists. Not really my thing, so I can't say I'm looking forward to it. No offense meant, Halo.

[Edited on 16/2/2002 by Jehanne]

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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Oh right, another one. But the so-called "Final Friday" was absolute sh*te. If they'd just left it after they made "The Final Chapter" It would have been a classic like the Hellraiser trilogy (How can you top Alice Cooper as Jason's dad?). As it is it has become the bench mark by which all god-awful bollocks slasher films are measured.
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Ungoliant
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Alice Cooper was Jason's dad? I only remember the soundtrack he did for Jason..'86 I think....didn't know he was in any Jason movies.

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shhhhhhha shha sshhha..*

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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yeah, I got that soundtrack. Got "Teenage Frankenstein" on it great song, sh*t film. I think he got to be Jason's dad in number 4, the so-called "Final Chapter" but to quote Alyssa, I could be wrong...
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grondmaster
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I do not enjoy slasher movies, there's enough bad stuff in the real world without having to make-up more. I think the Hollywood demons are just trying to desensitize our youth, toward making this a worse place to live. :(
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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Not even the original (and best) the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Its a classic! I spent most of my misspent youth watching slasher movies and it hasn't done me a bit of harm.
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Oh? :P
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