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Viewer Response to Violent Movies
General search: Media Audiences
By Annette Hill
Publication date: 1997
Total pages: 140
ISBN: 1 86020 525 9
Price: £ 17.50
Shocking Entertainment attempts to understand
why adults choose to watch violent films which societal/cultural consensus
considers extreme and brutal. If these films are brutalising, why do
consumers consider them entertaining?
Annette Hill is Senior Lecturer in Mass Media at the Centre for Communication and Information Studies, University of Westminster, and is the co-author (with David Gauntlett) of Living Media: Television, Audiences and Everyday Life .