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Re: Snuff - false premise?



I thought this was about bookarts--snuff movies huh???? get a grip

> From: Ron Koster <ron@PSYMON.COM>
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> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 20:29:33 -0500
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Re: Snuff - false premise?
>
> At 07:33 PM 2/16/2000 EST, Kimberly White wrote:
>> I challenge your premise:  do snuff films even exist?  How do you know?
>
> Well, I've never seen one personally, but I've seen a pretty explicit A&E
> documentary on it, and I could certainly imagine that somewhere in this
> world such films -- and those kinds of people who make them, and those who
> view them -- exist.
>
> And just think of what a wonderfully peaceful century we've just had, with
> such a complete lack of homicidal/genocidal lunatics and crazies -- eek. 8|
> All my life the media has provided me with a whole variety of Nazi snuff
> films to view, virtually at my leisure on any idle Sunday afternoon...
>
>> how do you prove that such films exist if you can't know
>> if the person was actually killed or not?  Someone help me with an analogy
>> here . . .
>
> Maybe just shooting someone dead is easy to fake, but torture, gang rape,
> disembowlment, etc. etc. etc. would certainly be a little more complicated.
> And there is the case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka here in Ontario,
> for example, a young married couple who were convicted a number of years
> ago of kidnapping schoolgirls off the street and holding them captive in
> their home, videotaping their sodomizing rapes and tortures, then murdering
> them, sawing them up and scattering their bodies by the side of the road --
> so it certainly has happened.
>
> But this is all too lighthearted a discussion for me, folks -- geez! Can we
> get back to the frightening morbidity and hopeless despair of bookbinding
> once again?
>
> Ron ;)
>
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