Different essays written by different authors about the history of ultraviolence in movies, the aesthetics of ultraviolence, and the effects of ultraviolence. Includes a forward by Stephen Prince summarizing all three topics.
A book about a relatively scientific study on the impact violence in movies has on society. Describes what exactly it feels like to experience a violent scene in a movie and how viewers relate to the characters. Then covers the topics of self-censorship and the morality question.
A book that first explores who the audience for violent films are, such as children. Then categorizes the different kinds of violence such as gunfire or explosions or murder. Eventually wraps up with why violence in movies appeals to people.
A report on research into the effects on young people of scenes of violence in films and television. Examines not only the impact that movie violence has, but also the psychological determinants behind it. Very scientifically presented.
San Antonio Express editorial calling for parents to monitor which movies their kids watch. Claims that violent movies, music, and video games lead to higher rates of aggressive behavior among children.
Article about a British survey that says violence on TV, movies, and video games has a major short-term effect on young children, boosting the risk of aggressive behavior or fear. Also points out that there are other factors to take into consideration, such as violence in the home and the age of the child.
Michael Moore's documentary about America's gun culture. Explores possible reasons for this phenomenon, such as United States history, violence in the media, and political and business leaders. Also examines how communities are affected by school shootings.