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Sex, Lies and Video Games

Publié le 1 avril, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Sex, Lies and Video Games

The video game is decades old and rivals film and music in revenues, yet mainstream reporting on the medium remains sensationalistic and largely uninformed. While Europe and Asia are getting wise to the diversity of this “tenth art,” North American portrayals lag far behind. Why is this the case? Elias Parra Cardenas, Cutesy Monster, 2005 […]

Exposed: Investigating the Social Function of Sensational Violence in Film

Publié le 1 septembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Exposed: Investigating the Social Function of Sensational Violence in Film

Exploitative violence – the brand depicted in many popular films, including Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s recent release, Grindhouse –is a prevalent fixture of the media landscape. Violence figures differently in various societies. For some, violence, or the threat of violence, is a daily terror. For others, violence is predominantly entertainment. Popular culture’s portrayal of […]