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  • 25 August 2020
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characters ´ Murder and the Movies Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Thomson Serious and suddenly hilarious Murder and the Movies admits us into what Thomson calls a warped triangle the creator working out a compelling death; the killer doing his and her best; and the entranced spectator trying to cling to life and a proper sense of decenc Murder and the Movies is David Thomson s look at murder in movies and occasionally television and how viewers will have watched thousands of people being murdered on screen and how that plays out in real lifeIn an occasional philosophical book whereby the writer even touches on his own mortality Thomson uses his encyclopaedic knowledge on films and television to enhance his point of how the casualness of murder has become acceptable Also how as technology has progressed we can see witness hundreds of people murdered in a single scene With a book like this there are things to agree with and disagree with For instance are the murders in Taxi Driver a film Thomson uses in his book shocking than the destruction of Alderon in Star Wars Or should the audience be given the credit to distinguish to the fantasy p

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Murder and the Movies

characters ´ Murder and the Movies Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Thomson How many acts of murder have each of us followed on a screen What does that say about us Do we remain law abiding citizens who wouldn't hurt a fly Film historian David Thomson known for wit and subversiveness leads us into this very delicate subject While unpacking always worth reading even when especially when you disgaree with some of his observations Usual blind spot re Brian De Palma but otherwise a good read Not sure why it has taken so long to appear as it seems to have been written a couple of years ago

Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Thomson

characters ´ Murder and the Movies Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Thomson Classics such as SevenKind Hearts and Coronets Strangers on a Train The ConformistThe Godfather and The Shining he offers a disconcerting sense of how the form of movies makes us accomplices in this sinister narrative process By turns seductive and astringent very This thoughtful and readable book is about the age old uestion of aesthetic spectatorship why do we derive pleasure from observing evil acted out In deriving enjoyment from the spectacle of suffering here murder aren t we complicit mixed up in the wrongdoing of others even if only through the desire or imagination Aristotle raised this issue all those years ago but he dived into technical aspects of plot without letting the moral issues get under his skin Thomson is stong on the uestions and doubtsThomson s writing is always casually thoughtful mixing movie history first person asides and direct address to the reader He is charming company open and elouent and with an encyclopaedic knowledge of film always puts neat examples within our reach This is the right style and tone for a conspiratorial chat a