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Back a little segment tonight there is a new movie opening Christmas Day called -- jungle unchained.
Stars Jamie Foxx this must be very violent.
That is causing the movie studio some problems in the wake of the Connecticut murders we ask mr.
fox -- director Quentin Tarantino to appear on this program but they declined.
They are appearing on entertainment shows -- And it's apparent Tino takes exception to linking his movie with any real life -- like those dead in Connecticut.
Don't think it has anything to do with -- but -- -- but this is gone back all the way down to Shakespeare's -- All right when there's violence in the street being in the cry becomes blame the playmakers.
And you know I actually I think that's a very.
-- argument it -- to depend on something that's so real life tragedy.
But is that true joining us now from Philadelphia doctor chuck Williams who teaches at Drexel university and study the question of violence in films which -- headline -- Well first of all thanks for having me on bill to talk about this very important issue.
Quentin Tarantino I think he's a pretty good director as an adult who understands reality.
And vs fantasy I can consume that -- many times as I want and I happen to enjoy kill bill somewhat that series but let me also say that after what happened.
On Friday everybody has to look at what part they have to play in creating this culture of violence and let me be very clear Quinton Tarantino's movies are very violent he can't back down from -- and they stand up for the fact that you decide artistically to create these movies I -- -- do -- show a -- -- many -- of his -- you can see a lot of bloodshed a lot of -- a lot of may -- decapitation.
And -- stylized violence so the headline there is one violence looks good it's -- and we forget that it's violent.
It's when you studied this I mean it's basically all about influencing people to do stuff in real lot.
As you said you can watch these movies I can watch these movies when I gonna do one thing.
Right right but other people who may be sociopath -- psychopathic.
They see this video games and all of that the thrill of the kill on the Internet.
I've seated in -- children's eyes I've watched them play these violent games.
Had as your study brought to light any direct cause and effect.
Well I've looked at the research on this for a number of years and if this goes back by the way bill to the sixties.
-- Albert -- endure and what he did was get a bunch of kids watch an adult.
Being fit together living daylights out of -- -- he then put those kids in the same room under the same conditions and -- guess what they did it.
They started to beat the living daylights out of that doll because they.
Witness that they observed it so they modeled that being hit that behavior they -- did and he is able to prove that there's a correlation not causality.
But a correlation between.
Viewing aggression and then engaging in aggression yourself so there's that relationship there it's been there for a while and again the difference in this conversation that you are high.
Are relatively balanced emotionally forget your politics -- or mind.
You are successful you functioning at a high level chances are you're not looking to Maine.
Or decapitate people rhetorically maybe but not physically with -- violence now for someone who's on the page that's -- -- conversation of mental illness comes and someone who's looking for a way out.
Don't forget a lot of times.
These attacks these insults these mass shootings are also suicides.
They're looking for a way out but they want to go out as they say and a blaze of glory for people like this not only can -- push him over the edge not only does it give them a way to do it but it provides a perfect blueprint they've ever seen what a Quinton Tarantino's movies from -- -- -- to a handgun to a shotgun to your bare hands.
You can figure out a way to do that and you combine it with all the information available on the Internet that it hurt it creates what we call a perfect storm.
What about the -- -- of the culture.
In the 1960s was a movie clockwork orange.
That was very controversial because it was very violent featured street gangs in Great Britain.
Now that -- team.
We have an industry a rap industry.
Which has a lot of violent lyrics in the beginning that was controversial now it's mainstream they wind grabbed right okay.
So the culture is changed here in American the last fifty years.
From stuff that was taboo in the sixties is nothing that.
And now with the Internet and we we have we have child rape web sites we have the worst filth in the world.
Accessible to anyone in their basement.
What kind of effect has that hat.
You know what's important about that part of the conversation is what do we all allow as a society so as you mentioned in the sixties although there were.
Movies that depicted violence especially war movies back in the day and other kinds of movies talking about life.
And that urban center and tenement housing and you have polish Irish black.
You name it going at each other but and and a sense that was almost depicting real life.
Quentin Tarantino's movies have nothing to do with real life even Martin Scorsese's movies a lot of times he's talking about things that -- actually happened whether we like it or not -- something else.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We allow for gratuitous violence you mentioned hip hop I'm a huge hip hop fan and I like T.
I like Ludacris I like old school rappers like terrorists -- like special led however they had a different.
Thinking back then which was sometimes there was violence but more importantly they were delivering a message of liberation and transformation.
By focusing on the things that we'll get you out of those situations like education which is something Obama I know about person but all right doctor thanks very much we appreciate.
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