Firstly, violence in the movies is not of recent origin. From the start, filmmakers were draw to subjects involving action and violence. For example, "The Great Train Robbery" in 1903 which contained the famous and powerful image of a gun being turned towards the camera and fired straight at the audience is the cinema's first example of truly brutality. In addition, graphic violence is an inescapable and ubiquitous characteristic of contemporary cinema. For example, Martin Scorsese has shown characters with their faces shot apart in "Taxi Driver" (1976) and there are giant bugs ripping their victims into ragged, bloody pieces in Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers" (1998). Therefore, it is possible to say that screen violence is deeply embedded in the history and functioni...
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