Actually, “Saving Private Ryan” had clips at the start that showed what combat is really like, not the phony “movie violence”, and it affected people greatly. It is the PHONY violence of a “Commando”, or “Rooster Cogburn” that distorts peoples’ ideas about violence.. They don’t realize the real thing is much more grotesque than on film . BTW, cars don’t burst into flame in every accident, and high explosive artillery rounds do NOT go up in gasoline flames, they throw out shrapnel that shreds cars, cats, homes and humans, into very, very , small pieces.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy