Published: Monday, Jan. 7 2013 5:15 p.m. MST
John Charity Spring - Quentin Tarantino has made himself wealthy by offering the
public a fantasy visual experience. The fantasy world is just that, a staged
and scripted form of entertainment brought to life using the amazing tools
available to film makers today. You should be happy. To deduce
that "ignorant hordes are now imitating the attitudes and behaviors that are
portrayed in these vile and pernicious movies", should be noted as the
alarmist statement of the day. While walking through my
neighborhood yesterday, I didn't spot one member of an "ignorant
horde". I also saw no examples of "violent anarchy" or
"sexual deviancy" being displayed anywhere. What I did see were joggers
and walkers and people cleaning up their yards. Several weeks ago, while
walking on the beach, my wife and I saw a snowy owl for the first time in our
lives. We giggled like children.
@VORonce again your misuse of terms makes it hard to take your comments
serious. please learn what terms like causal link and causation mean before
American FirstMerced, CA@Tolstoy,...it was for this
reason the efforts of Joseph McCarthy to keep Communist sympathizers out of the
American entertainment industry was so important...5:14 p.m. Jan. 8,
2013============ Joe McCarthy was right?Really?I guess the rumors are indeed true.The John Birch Society is alive
and well in the moderan American Tea-Party movement...BTW -- I
suspect the extremeists in the Tea-Party movement and their wild birther,
voting, Benghazi, conspiracies will end-up right beside old Joe McCarthy and his
witch-hunt, and the John Birch Society and the Government mind-control
conspiracies with flouride.Tea-Party to me means one thing, and one
thing only --- Tin-Foiled hats.
SIGH . . this debate has been beaten to death. It's really about taste more
than any active campaign to corrupt the minds of our precious youth. Depictions
of violence have been entertaining people for hundreds, if thousands of years.
If Tarantino films aren't in your wheelhouse, I completely understand, but
the protestations aren't converting any existing fans. There is
a chasm between enjoying a movie that depicts violence and actually advocating
violence. If that doesn't make sense to you, I don't know what to say.
Some of us know the difference between make-believe and reality. It's long
been a mistake of the hand-wringers to equate a depiction of violence (or drug
use, or crime in general) as an endorsement. Simplistic nonsense. "Ooh, that
character's shooting herion; the filmmakers are promoting herion use!"
Seriously, if your adult mind works that way, seek help.I agree with
Maudine . . a large percentage of so-called "family films" are mushy
pablum that appeal to the least demanding moviegoers. If "inoffensive"
is the primary quality you look for in entertainment, we're just not going
to be seen in the same theaters very often.
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