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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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I don't see the point you are making. Kids see adult themes such as smoking and alcohol in mainstream culture...but is it an issue that is accepted? No it is not.

What influence is the media having on our children? or for that matter, society as a whole?

This isn't about that though... the thread is about the use of child actors in violent movies, children acting out adult themes!!

In butterfly effect the KIDS WERE SMOKING !!! they weren't pretending to smoke!!!



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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
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Now if a person at home set up a camera and said, "right kids, we are making a movie so take off your clothes or play a game" THAT IS AGAINST THE LAW!!! and yet here we see MOVIE Producers do the same thing and we don't see a problem with it???

 


Except the kids aren't actually being forced into anything. And camera tricks are used in situations, sometimes they aren't even present when the adult actor is speaking.

Big difference compared to Father McLeod playing that game with kids after Sunday school finishes...


BS!! now your throwing religion into the debate???

What does that have to do with this thread? Is it on topic??



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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No one has noted yet - Butterfly Effect probably goes with MK Ultra?

Hollywood and MK Ultra
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Just a thought.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Its hollywood. Morals not included but are sold seperately.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by CaDreamer
if you found that disturbing watch the movie "Thirteen" its a sad commentary on society as a whole.

I get your point OP we complain about our children sexting and becoming more and more sexualized at younger and younger ages...kids idolize actors and such, they will mimic their heros... youtube booty dance and kids and prepare to


thank you. It is terrible...media has such a big influence on our kids and then they wonder about the kids behaviour...



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz
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I didn't watch the Die Hard series...

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You are defending what Movie producers are doing? You are supporting the media abuse of children for entertainment???
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I am yet to read anything you have posted that shows evidence of abuse from producers, or anyone else involved in shooting film.

As I said in another post, camera tricks are used, children are not even present when adult actors are in scenes with them sometimes. And a guardian or parent is usually there. They are also monitored by child labour organizations.1

Here is one Theatre house that explains what they do to protect the youth that are in their adult themed production:


Where are the child actors during the adult scenes in the play? The child actors are in a large dressing room with the monitors off. They go backstage and on-stage when prompted by the child wrangler and then go back to their play area in the dressing rooms. If you have any further questions about the process for working with child actors, please contact Steppenwolf at 312-335-1650.
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by Victor03
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Its hollywood. Morals not included but are sold seperately.


True!

All the media cares about is money...All the parents care about is money... but what is the agenda?

Is there an agenda as an earlier poster suggested?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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so how do you explain a rape scene then?

and what about the smoking? so the kids weren't smoking?
Yes they were, in the movie they were inhaling and exhaling cigerettes...

is that a camera trick? pffft!!!!!



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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In butterfly effect the KIDS WERE SMOKING !!! they weren't pretending to smoke!!!

 


Do you know 100 percent that it was a nicotine cigarette they were smoking, or did it just look like one? I wasn't involved in the production so I don't know, but I do know dummy cigarettes are used for kids in movies.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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i am actually conflicted when it comes to this topic. I do agree that the reason why so many child actors grow up to have so many issues as young adults is because they are forced to grow up so young in the way of grasping adult concepts in order to act them out on screen.

BUT

having said that, i also think that Kirsten Dunst was PHENOMENAL as Claudia in Interview With the Vampire. And because this movie was based on a book - there was no taking the child out of the storyline. The whole reason Anne Rice created the character Claudia was because she had just lost her own daughter to leukemia at the age of 6.

And Blatty's Exorcist simply could NOT have been turned into a movie without a child actor. And Blair nailed the part.

I can't imagine my movie-life being complete without these two movies.

regarding that movie thirteen. i HATE that movie. my daughter has always loved that movie. we argued about it many, many times when she was a teen. i don't feel like it is my job to police other parents, nor do i feel that i am perfect enough as a parent to make judgments about how others choose to raise their children - we ALL make parenting mistakes that we don't realize are mistakes until later... or sometimes never. If i see a child being physically abused, i will step in... other than that, hey... its YOUR future therapy bill, not mine. lol. If you want to let your kid act in a film that is full of adult situations... that's YOU. I, however, can choose not to allow my child to watch it. it's just that simple.


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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:36 PM
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...And?

"OMG KIDS WERE SMOKING OHNOES DERPITY HERP DERP!"

THis may surprise you, but... children aren't hothouse orchids. Now I suppose under our current system of laws that present children as more akin to pets or houseplants than individual human beings, you are within your rights to wrap your offspring in layers of bubble wrap, and lock them in the basement to enjoy a steady diet of boiled rice and "VeggieTales" so as to protect them from the harsh realities of, well, reality. But pretty much everyone else has managed to grow up in this reality we have and the overwhelming, vast majority of humanity is pretty well-adjusted, despite hte crazy stuff going on.

Your position - that child actors smoking or being present while adults are cursing - is some how "terrible" shows more about your own emotional fragility than anything else.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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thx for the link. I am having a look at it now.


Originally posted by boncho
Do you know 100 percent that it was a nicotine cigarette they were smoking, or did it just look like one? I wasn't involved in the production so I don't know, but I do know dummy cigarettes are used for kids in movies.


When you watch a movie do you think of things like that? Is the smoke real or not? Is the naked child really naked being filmed? Is the naked child that is acting out or simulating a scene really doing that????








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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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Here is some more food for thought:

The Butterfly Effect - Cast

John Patrick Amedori ... Evan at 13 - Actual age during movie 17
Irene Gorovaia ... Kayleigh at 13 - Age 15
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Lenny at 13 - Age 16
Jesse James ... Tommy at 13 - Age 15

Cameron Bright ... Tommy at 7 - Age 11



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz

Originally posted by CaDreamer
if you found that disturbing watch the movie "Thirteen" its a sad commentary on society as a whole.

I get your point OP we complain about our children sexting and becoming more and more sexualized at younger and younger ages...kids idolize actors and such, they will mimic their heros... youtube booty dance and kids and prepare to


thank you. It is terrible...media has such a big influence on our kids and then they wonder about the kids behaviour...



Yes because the parents have no influence whatsoever, so they should blame Hollywood, and we should be mad. Cause they took err jobs... I mean, they took err kids!



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz
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thx for the link. I am having a look at it now.


Originally posted by boncho
Do you know 100 percent that it was a nicotine cigarette they were smoking, or did it just look like one? I wasn't involved in the production so I don't know, but I do know dummy cigarettes are used for kids in movies.


When you watch a movie do you think of things like that? Is the smoke real or not? Is the naked child really naked being filmed? Is the naked child that is acting out or simulating a scene really doing that????


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It's been awhile since I have seen that movie so I'm not sure what scene you are referring too. But if it is a a 16+ year old they should be old enough to go through with a adult content scene if they are comfortable doing it.

(You should see some of the theme's drama students do...)

If it was younger I doubt the child was present in the scene. Or the voice and the visual were shot separately. And of course, no, just cause someone looks naked on TV does not mean they were naked during shooting...

wow.

Go watch Bewitched, you will be amazed they know how to make people disappear.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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When you watch a movie do you think of things like that? Is the smoke real or not? Is the naked child really naked being filmed? Is the naked child that is acting out or simulating a scene really doing that????

 


Given that I have an interest in film making, I always criticize the scene or wonder how a scene was done. But that is irrelevant, the movie you are talking about is obviously not intended for a child audience whether or not a child participated in the filming of it.

If you don't want your kids to watch it, then don't let them. Problem solved..



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Is nudity something to be terrified of? Do you have a moral panic every time a Charmin commercial shows a naked baby's butt? Do you have a fit if a five year old girl wears swim trunks in the wading pool instead of a one-piece?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
Given that I have an interest in film making, I always criticize the scene or wonder how a scene was done. But that is irrelevant, the movie you are talking about is obviously not intended for a child audience whether or not a child participated in the filming of it.

If you don't want your kids to watch it, then don't let them. Problem solved..


Issue is not about what my kids watch...issue is children acting out adult themes AND acting out illegal activities for a movie production...

Filming a child naked acting out role play with implied sexual connotations is against the law... how did the producers get away with that?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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the children acted out a scene where the father of one of the kids was making kiddy porn...


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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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And do you think the actors were actually raped in this scene? That there were no precautions? That the actors had no idea what was going on? That there was no oversight of the filming?





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