Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:13 pm
by Animavore
BlackBart wrote:
Adco wrote:
I wonder where it's going to be like is 5 or 10 years time. Today's audiences will get used to the present content and demand more radical content. The series producers are going to try and out do their opposition and make their content more radical. It's going to get worse, guaranteed.

Well seeings as we had such movies as 'I Spit On Your Grave' and 'Cannibal Holocaust' for around 35 years and there's been nothing that's any more violent or 'radical' than those movies has ever appeared in that time. I'm not sure 'it's going to get worse' claim can be supported.


Movies are, for the most part, more conservative now than they were in the 70s. Incredibly violent movies never do that well except among a small, cult following.

Programmes recieve acclaim, not by being more extreme, but by doing something different. Recently TV shows like Game of Thrones have wowed audiences, not by being extreme, not even in its brutality, but by turning expectations on their head. It is its unpredictability that makes it so gripping and shocking. Not it's sporadic bursts of violence. And the sex in that show, something HBO's producers insist on, are actually a minor annoyance a lot of the time and people can recognise that it doesn't serve the plot at all.

I would more predict shows become more inventive than become more extreme.