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« on: September 12, 2013, 07:33:39 AM »

Here's a news story you might have heard, it's not the kind of thing you want to read over your cornflakes, but this Daily Mail (UK newspaper but the website is one of the most viewed worldwide) article doesn't waste much time connecting this guy's plans, and his DVD collection

Here's the full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2417572/Geoffrey-Portway-dungeon-First-pictures-torture-dungeon-British-man-planned-rape-murder-eat-children-beneath-Massachusetts-house.html


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Sick: Portway's DVD collection contained much inspiration for the gruesome things he planned to carry out


Even if they're just making a casual connection, somehow I thought we'd gone beyond this kind of idiotic stereotyping/prejudice...obviously not.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 08:08:50 AM »

HA!  Of course the movies made him do it.  I'd like to borrow some of those though!  V the complete series!  That's awesome.

Oh what's The Real Cannibal Holocaust?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 08:10:06 AM »

Cause his actions? No.
Exacerbate his seriously messed up 'programming' Yes.
Once he chose to go that way, I'm sure the 'ideas' the movies gave him guided his plotting.
Kinda like...well, how what happened on 9/11 made me think of Tom Clancy's novel 'Debt of Honor.'
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 08:33:49 AM »

No one should be surprised a cannibal has a collection of cannibalism related movies. But where is DELICATESSEN, or A BOY AND HIS DOG? The guy obviously didn't have particularly good taste.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 01:14:56 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 04:05:16 PM »

I don't know.  They may have a point. 

For instance, I know after watching Battlfield Earth, I wanted to destroy mankind. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 08:32:19 AM »

I don't know.  They may have a point. 

For instance, I know after watching Battlfield Earth, I wanted to destroy mankind. 
No need to go that far. Hollywood would do nicely as a target.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 12:18:22 PM »

A mind gone very wrong that needs an excuse or a reason or an alibi......so sad.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 04:56:45 AM »

No one should be surprised a cannibal has a collection of cannibalism related movies. But where is DELICATESSEN, or A BOY AND HIS DOG? The guy obviously didn't have particularly good taste.

Rev...ouch. Bad pun there.

Actually, it almost put me on the floor from laughing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 11:24:23 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 02:10:16 PM »

I don't know.  They may have a point. 

For instance, I know after watching Battlfield Earth, I wanted to destroy mankind. 

Yeah, just like after I watched Batman on TV as a kid...I wanted to go out and start choregraphed fistfights with everyone....
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2013, 06:31:28 PM »

The FBI profilers (at least I remember it being them) did a study on this, and what they figured out is that people have much, much more leisure time than they used to -- instead of working 12-hours days every day of the week, they can now sit back and fantasize for hours every day.  And a few of those people are going to have really messed-up fantasies.  And a few of THOSE are going to go out and act on those ideas.

The thing they didn't mention in the study is that people are a lot more isolated and don't need each other for survival the way they used to.  And they['re so mobile -- the world is full of strangers.  Notice how serial killers almost never kill people they know?  It's easier to treat a stranger that way.  And think of Pee Wee Gaskins, who killed many total strangers and a few people in his own family and neighborhood.  He called the latter victims his "real murders."  The others were just meaningless entertainment for him.
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013, 07:41:25 PM »

I've watched certain movies in the past that have directly influenced me to call up an ex lady friend just to see if I could still bang her.  I'm not blaming nor praising the movie, I'm just saying there may be a correlation there.

I don't think it's the movie's fault for my ego trips any more than it's my fault for actively seeking out a particular movie for whatever. The action I take because of having watched the film is literally of my own doing, but the affect of my action is literally of the filmmaker's mind.

So to say a movie isn't part of the problem just because you're not effected in the same way as a person who is, isn't a very good argument. Millions of people can watch the same movie without any problem what so ever, but what difference does that make to someone who does have problems afterwards?

I do however have a problem with censorship. I think if the statistics aren't there to quantify censorship, then it should be case closed. An ex: if 7 out of 10 people rob a bank after eating [__] then we should probably take a closer look at [__], whereas if 1 out of a 100, 000 people go out and kill a random stranger after watching [__] then we should just leave it be.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013, 07:07:30 AM »

I've watched certain movies in the past that have directly influenced me to call up an ex lady friend just to see if I could still bang her. 


I'm curious as to what movie that was.  The She Beast?

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013, 08:21:37 AM »

That'd be the one.  TongueOut
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