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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Imagining violence

I just started to think about all those who come up with the torture scenes in movies. (etc) Also, all those authors who get inside the "minds of the killers" and write these huge sections detailing the thoughts and drives and then actions and longings for what they do...

It's not about equating it with those who have disorders or fantasize about committing crimes but I guess you could argue it isn't totally unrelated.

A lot of mystery writers have a knack for being able to freak people out with the scenes they come up with. Is it just great writing or almost..something else?


  • At 25 November, 2006 21:26, Blogger El Chupacabra said…

    Do you see the shit I come up with? Call it great writting and I'm a liar, call it "something else" than i'm disturbed. Thansk sj :)

  • At 26 November, 2006 00:04, Blogger SJ said…

    I've thought about this too. Or maybe the nastier scenes not inspired by real life ? Sometimes the local newspaper can read like a gory novel.

  • At 26 November, 2006 03:25, Blogger Krupo said…

    Authors can either use their own twisted imaginations, or do research. I imagine some combination is the common approach.

  • At 27 November, 2006 01:10, Blogger diogo said…

    An author can put things on a page in ways I can not. Clarify an image, give the reader a desired feeling or emotion, even a physical response like tears, but may be the meat and potatoes or basic concepts are part of what were all capable of. One of the layers of our personality. Given circumstances


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