COMMENTARY: Saving Private Ryan and the pornography of violence

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c. 1998 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Like”Titanic,”its predecessor as most talked-about movie of the year, Stephen Spielberg’s”Saving Private Ryan”merchandises violence.”Titanic”entertained us with the death of 1,500 hundred people.”Private Ryan”captivates us with the bloody, brutal horror of war, more realistically presented than ever before. It appeals to our tendencies to voyeurism, and if violence can […]

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