Does the violence in films and on TV contribute to violence in society? This question has been debated for decades.  During that time some 2,500 books and articles have been written on the effects of TV and film violence on human behavior. I believe that to some extent violence in the media does contribute to violence in society. However, I feel it is mainly down to how violence is portrayed in the films, media violence is typically unrealistic, simplistic, glorified, and even presented as humorous. In particular I'm looking at three films, Stanley Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange", Nick Love's "Football Factory" and Fernando Meirelles' "City Of God". Clockwork Orange has forever been debated, Adapted from Anthony Burgess's slim best-selling novel, A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex and his thug friends, addicted to mindless acts of violence, killing tramps and raping women. Equally violent is the state's aversion therapy Alex is forced to endure to cure him of his addiction. A Clockwork Orange became infamous in 1973, not because of the extreme violence on show, but for director Stanley Kubrick's decision to withdraw the movie in the UK, because of copycat acts of violence blamed on the film. For a director to feel the need to withdraw his own film City Of God is a film based on the slum drug-warfare in Brazil, In fact all characters portrayed in the film are both based on real events and most of the actors were, in fact, residents of favelas such as Vidigal and the Cidade de Deus itself. However it has been debated that the violence in this film, however graphic and exaggerated it seems to us, is still not representative of the true plight of the Brazillians caught up in it for real. This has lead to criticism of the film, but as seen with Clockwork Orange, extended violence may lead to reproduction of the film, for real. One hot topic for today is the film The Football Factory, Football hooligans are a constant issue for the sport which has dominated Europe and spawned many fans who just want to fight. The film has been criticised for glorifying violence and not showing the true consequences of the violence. However lessons learned from Clockwork Orange will always hold directors back. Does violence in film and TV influence the way people act in society? Discuss!