Movie Violence

Movie Violence is any form of violent acts present in films. The reasons why violence is present can be as simple as the theme or to add some suspense or action to an otherwise uneventful picture. Film makers use different types of violence to follow the movie’s plot and tone.

Genres and Violences

Within each genre, violence takes on a particular personality. Genres that use this type of violence are action, war, crime, comedy, and drama. For example, violence in comedies is often portrayed in a way that was led up to with a comical sequence of events or immediately following the violent act. In the movie 10 Things I Hate About You younger sister Bianca punches a fellow student in the nose for hurting some people close to her. They keep the comical air by having the student, who is an aspiring model, exclaiming he had a nose spray ad to shoot the next day.[1] The genres most commonly associated with violence include action and horror. In action films, such as 300, the violence from the main characters is done in defense and survival.[2] Horror films often portray violence in order to disturb or excite their audience, such as the graphic violence of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.[3]

Progression of Violence

Due to the progression of violence in the movies people have become less sensitive and therefore led to a “harder” type of violence throughout the years. This harder violence includes more death and scenes featuring scenes that were more gruesome than those scenes in movies from earlier times. Scenes could include watching a murderer burn a person alive or a criminal shoot a hostage.

See also


External links

  • The Dove Foundation: "Movie Violence Then and Now" by Dick Rolfe
  • FilmJabber
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