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14 July 2003 @ 08:09 pm
Origami Boulder  
This is the funniest site I've seen all day.
Is this for real? Apparently. At least according to the repeated claims of the site's author.

I've watched a couple more great films: The Boondock Saints and (the original) Get Carter.
Both excellent examples of the anti-hero.

Emily looked at the films that I had borrowed and tut-tutted at my "gun movies". I actually deliberately borrowed movies in a similar vein, and indeed The Limey and Get Carter were very similar (both revenge movies). I don't think there's anything wrong with watching films in which people shoot each other, it doesn't mean I'm going to start packing heat and killing people when they piss me off. I'm a pacifist, but I happen to enjoy a good yarn, whatever form it takes. Movie violence can be quite entertaining. I'm not sure why; it unlocks something visceral, primal.

People have always tried to blame movies, music, video games, books and the like for society's ills, and indeed for specific violent acts. I personally believe it goes the other way around. Some guy is obsessed with violent movies, then he goes and murders his family. There's no way you can convince me the films drove him to do it, otherwise these crimes would be a lot more common. The fact that this guy is obsessed with violence, is unhinged, is what draws him to the violent films. Myself on the other hand, well adjusted, just happen to have a fondness for gangster films.
 
 
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