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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Violence on TV
Is the violence on movies and/or in movies actually real? Do the actors/actresses really get hurt?
No, none of the violence you see on television or the movies is real. These days a lot of it is special effects, especially computer generated. The major stars generally have stunt doubles that take their places when filming potentially dangerous scenes. They are paid too much money and movies cost too much money to make (hundreds of millions of dollars) to risk having one of them hurt or killed before the movie is finished. The most convincing argument is to see a particular actor killed in one movie, then appear at a later date as a different character in a movie made after that one.
Kenneth Davis, Jr, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Clinical Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati