When Movie Violence Harms, When Movie Violence Moves

I used to enjoy watching the television program, Law & Order. Its formula was a winning one. The first half of the hour-long show was devoted to the story of police detectives ferreting out criminals for prosecution; the second part told the stories of how the district attorney’s office worked to prosecute the criminals. There was violence on this show; sometimes it crossed the line into gratuitous violence. The show generated a series of different spin-offs. While it followed the same … [Read more...]