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From: Scott Chase <email@example.com>
> 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.
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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