Tag Archives: Hollywood Politics

Hollywood Morals on Violence

13 Feb

4th article in our series on “Gun Violence in the Media.

It is not an illusion: violence in films is getting more violent.  Most of society is desensitized , as it’s been a subtle shift over decades.  If you look at old Western films, you see the bad guys get shot, but there’s never any blood.  You hear the bang of the gun and down they go.  Not only do you see blood in today’s films but also brains explode, insides ooze or blast out of the body, and hear the sound of tissue tearing and disintegrating.

There is an ongoing debate among society and Hollywood that violence in films does or does not have a strong influence on the real world.  In light of recent shootings over the last several years and the President’s goal of gun control, one might think that Hollywood should put a kibosh on excessive violence.  In this article we will discuss Hollywood’s rating system and opinion of violence. Continue reading

Cinematic Arts & Politics in Hollywood

14 Nov

Last article in our 6 week series on Hollywood Politics Inside & Out

The arts and politics have had a relationship spanning many, many centuries so it was a natural progress for politics to merge into motion pictures when it was invented.  As we have looked at before, we know documentaries and propaganda films are the most obvious examples. However there is usually some political issue in most films, both mainstream and independent, whether it was intentional or not. That’s a lot of movies to choose from! Here are four, spanning over the 100+ year old industry, which will help us get a glimpse of its history.

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