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31. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

What about Mr. Hannibal Lecter? Criminas don't come any worse, yet we're so fascinated by him we want to see what he'll do next.

Maybe it's got to do with perspective. When we see a movie from the victims' perspective, we root for them. When we watch something from the criminals' perspective, we usually change our minds.

32. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Maybe it's got to do with perspective. When we see a movie from the victims' perspective, we root for them. When we watch something from the criminals' perspective, we usually change our minds.

True. it makes us understand better. so the fear will be less.

33. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

Kind of like when Austin Powers runs over one of Dr Evils hench men with a steam roller. Was funny, but then it cuts to the hench mans widow and fatherless child, funny too!!

34. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Fun Bobby

Kind of like when Austin Powers runs over one of Dr Evils hench men with a steam roller. Was funny, but then it cuts to the hench mans widow and fatherless child, funny too!!

u represent your name very well

35. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

[quote=emma1979][quote=mikeyBoab][quote=emma1979]hey Mikey,

Yeah but come on! No disrespect to the guy but Michael Moore was at one time the biggest source of media-driven fear in the world!

There is no doubting that fear and consumerism are closely linked but I'm not sure that it's relevant to the topic of crime. Or am I missing the point?

yes you're missing my point.

36. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting emma1979

Quoting mikeyBoab

[quote=emma1979][quote=mikeyBoab][quote=emma1979]hey Mikey,

Yeah but come on! No disrespect to the guy but Michael Moore was at one time the biggest source of media-driven fear in the world!

There is no doubting that fear and consumerism are closely linked but I'm not sure that it's relevant to the topic of crime. Or am I missing the point?

yes you're missing my point.

Please explain . . . .

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