Is there a correlation between "movie violence" and real-world violence? In light of recent events, this question has once again resurfaced. The debate is an important one, and the answer might not be as simple as we think.
Statistics, properly used, are a powerful tool, but we must not become blind devotees to the almighty numbers. In this week's blog I look at three ways that the debate over film ratings and statistics in Hollywood gives us a greater understanding of the dangerous seduction of numbers.