Navigation Links
Before 'Skyfall': 46 years of violence in James Bond movies
Date:12/10/2012

Violent acts in James Bond films were more than twice as common in Quantum of Solace (2008) than in the original 1962 movie Dr No, researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have found.

The researchers analysed 22 official franchise films, which span 46 years, to test the hypothesis that popular movies are becoming more violent (The latest Bond film, Skyfall, was not included as it was unreleased at the time of the study).

They found that rates of violence increased significantly over the period studied and there was an even bigger increase in portrayals of severe violence: acts that would be likely to cause death or injury if they occurred in real life.

While Dr No only featured 109 trivial or severely violent acts, there were 250 violent acts in Quantum of Solace. The latter film featured nearly three times as many acts of severe violence.

In counting and classifying violent imagery in the films the researchers used a scheme modified from a US 1997 National Television Violence Study. Violent acts were defined as attempts by any individual to harm another and classified as severe (such as punching, kicking, or attacks with weapons) or trivial violence (such as a push or an open-handed slap).

The research is newly published online in the US journal Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

Study co-author Associate Professor Bob Hancox of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine says that as these popular films have no age-restriction and will be seen by many children and adolescents, their increasingly violent nature is concerning.

"There is extensive research evidence suggesting that young people's viewing of media violence can contribute to desensitisation to violence and aggressive behaviour," Associate Professor Hancox says.

The increase in violent content of Bond movies likely reflects a general increase in the exposure of young people to media violence through similarly rated popular films, he says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bob Hancox
bob.hancox@otago.ac.nz
64-347-98512
University of Otago
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds association between oxygen deprivation before birth and ADHD
2. Chemo Brain May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts
3. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pill Users Who Suffered a Pulmonary Embolism or a Heart Attack to Call the Johnson Law Group Now-Before Time Runs Out
4. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle And DePuy Hip Implant Recipients To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Law Firms Before Time Runs Out To Get Identified
5. Young adults more likely to smoke cannabis than drink before driving, 2011 CAMH Monitor survey shows
6. 1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report
7. More Americans Buckling Up Than Ever Before: Report
8. Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress
9. No Need to Fast Before Cholesterol Blood Test: Study
10. Learning How to Keep Pounds Off Before Dieting May Work Best
11. Mastering weight-maintenance skills before embarking on diet helps women avoid backsliding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Center, Sedona, Arizona’s Premier Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, proudly ... Delgado, June 9--24, 2017. This sacred and spiritual journey during the Summer ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... they are now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. ... Sleep apnea , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Viewers who like to educate themselves on current issues ... goods, services, and societal issues tend to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted ... utilizing running events for causes around the world. , Running for charity ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Judy ... Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki ... often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation ... and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He ... them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Microplate ... offering. ... separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada , ... , Latin America , and Rest of World. ... Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 23, 2017  HealthMine surveys with 9,250 insured consumers ... health plan members want help from their plans in ... in their health, 2) help closing gaps in care, ... health and 5) relevant, real-time guidance. Meeting these needs ... costs. A Reason to Stay ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK and GENEVA , ... announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop ... On World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and ... for the clinical development of sutezolid, an antibiotic drug ... sublicense pertains to the development of sutezolid in combination ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: