Violence and Sex in Movies Essay

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French in his book "Screen Violent" stated that "since the turn of the century, violence closely followed by sex has been the most controversial and emotive aspect of the movies" (French 1996, p.4). In fact, they are the subjects of attacks and occasionally defenses in the media. A lot of people believe that sex and violence are overused in movies and their effects are mostly negative. As a result, they jump into the conclusion that there are more criminals because the young audiences were influenced by violence images from movies. In addition, they claim that scenes which show the women's body on the screen are disregarding of women. However, some other arguments state that limiting the sex and violence scenes in movies not only reduces …show more content…
There are many surveys and commissions have explored the amount of violence in films and the effect it has on the audience. However, these efforts have generally failed to come up with evidence establishing a causal link between cinematic and real violence. For example, Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel quote various reports on the effects of television violence and conclude that the child who is emotionally disturbed will learn violence from brutal images in TV programs but they virtually dismissed the possibility of the direct link and just moved on to the unclear conclusion that "we gradually become habituated to certain attitudes and situations if they are repeated often enough" (French 1996, p.10).

Indeed, there are not enough evidences to show there is a connection between violence in movies and real crime. UNESCO report on `The Influence of Cinema on Children and Adolescents' (1961) concluded that "the only thing we know for certain about the cinema is that we don't know anything for certain' (French 1996, p.11). John Trevelyan - the former Director of the British Board of Film Censorship also stated ."..except possibly in rare cases, there is no evidence that the fantasy violence in films and television begets or stimulates real violence" (p.10).

In fact, violent scenes on the movies are just the

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