Hi, I am currently doing a dissertation on Quentin Tarantino and the effects of his films (particularly the violence in them) on society. Any feedback would be much appreciated!
There is an ongoing argument about whether films do actually influence people to partake in violent activity and QT is often brought into play. With his films containing many violent acts people instantly accuse him of causing people to hurt each other.
- Two teenage boys, (forget the names) went on a killing spree a la Mickey and Mallory from Natural Born Killers across america.
- 3 young boys imitated the ear cutting scene from Reservoir Dogs on a 15 year old.
Now, people instantly blamed the film, however people have argued otherwise.
My Question Is: Do you think the films of QT can directly influence someone into being violent or do you think there are other circumstances/factors that cause it?
Detailed answers would be appreciated (ie. More than just Yes or No)
Thank You For Your Time.