Re: media violence

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Wed Apr 17 2002 - 20:55:02 BST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Scott Chase <>
    > Movies could have deleterious impacts on individuals. Wasn't it the "Taxi
    > Driver" that led *inadvertantly* to Reagan getting an assassination
    > made upon him? People can get carried away with movies. I like the
    > "Terminator" flix, but hope nobody takes them too seriously and develops a
    > Sarah or John Connor complex, thinking they've gotta save the world from
    > computers before they become self-aware.

    Hi Scott,

    Don 't wanna nit- pick though, but IIRC, the film itself got nothing to do
    with that attempt to murder Reagan. The guy was in love with Jodie
    Foster who played a major role. He shot the president to get noticed
    by Foster. If she had played in a remake of Gone with the Wind, the
    guy would have tried just the same.
    Although, the way by which Foster portrayed the hooker in Taxi Driver
    could have played a role... although a more sexy remake of Gone...
    could have done the trick too I suppose.



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