Summary #1050

Too much torture in North American movies
  • Social scientists find that a troubling majority of North American films contain torture scenes.
  • They found 275 torture scenes in 27 R-rated movies, 108 PG-13 movies, 58 PG and 7 G movies.
  • What’s troubling, is that research proves that torture doesn’t work, whereas these movies almost always show that it does.
  • Right now it’s impossible to say how this affects society at large, answering this question will require further studies.
  • For now, this is a sort of warning to us, and to screenwriters who should reconsider using torture as a plot device.


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