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Shocking Entertainment: Viewer Response to Violent Movies
     

Shocking Entertainment: Viewer Response to Violent Movies

by Annette Hill
 

This exploration of violence in films questions why adults are often entertained by films that social and cultural consensus considers extreme and brutal. Hill argues that understanding the process of viewing violence is one way to open up the current debate concerning the effects of violence to include objective and broad-minded responses to this phenomenon.

Overview

This exploration of violence in films questions why adults are often entertained by films that social and cultural consensus considers extreme and brutal. Hill argues that understanding the process of viewing violence is one way to open up the current debate concerning the effects of violence to include objective and broad-minded responses to this phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860205255
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Annette Hill is a senior lecturer in mass media at the Centre for Communication and Information Studies at the University of Westminster. She is the coauthor of Living Media.

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