I’ve always had a slight relationship with Victoria and Pimlico in London. As central London areas go, it has always represented two things to me: the awful feeling of leaving the city and the sense of dread at having to wander around somewhere largely built of private buildings, houses and hotels (not the ideal place to burn an hour in wait for a coach or … Continue reading Wanders: Ian Nairn’s Pimlico (London).
Can violent media have a definite effect on society? It’s an issue that has been around since visual media’s very inception with censorship following tow in worrying about everything from desensitising the young to influencing copycat acts. Though the fears are more based around the internet and computer games these days, in the early 1980s it was the video revolution that was scaring the hard … Continue reading Videodrome – David Cronenberg (1983)