Daily Archives: 27/07/2012

Batman and A Clockwork Orange: films and violence

I was never going to see The Dark Knight Rising in any case.  At my age and stage, I’m not really into superheroes, and the sort of films that appeal to teenagers and young adults usually leave me cold.  And yet –

Amongst all the tragedies associated with the massacre last weekend in Aurora, Colorado, the future of the Batman franchise seems a trivial matter, but inevitably some discussion has focussed on the relationship between cinematic violence and the real, horrifying thing.

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