Movie Censorship Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

Movie Censorship
A discussion of censorship in the movies.
# 36836 | 762 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 21, 2003 in Film (General)

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This paper argues that, since human beings are not robots and there are multiple valid points of view, censorship in the movies is redundant. The paper gives examples of censorship that has had the opposite from the desired effect. The writer's standpoint is that we can be taught to think for ourselves and judge for ourselves what a movie is, and that this, after all, is a free society. At the end of the paper, the text of the references is provided in full.

From the Paper:

"One stimuli does not get identical response from all people. Censorship of film has occurred when one group of people has tried to impose their response, and the interpretation thereof on the mass audience. Censorship of film is a response to an event, a desire to protect children, women and minorities, or an attempt to make one artistic standard for the whole country.
"Censorship of the movies is often in response to an event. If there is a crime or an act that occurs shortly after an event then that film is usually blamed and censorship hearings before Congress take place to investigate if there was a correlation between that event and the movie. Case in point, there were hearings after the shootings in Columbine, Colorado to examine the possible influences of violent movies on this event. The parents of these boys were not blamed for the gunning down of 13 classmates--the movies were...."

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