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Violence and reality TV

by Critical Commons Manager

Although it was originally intended to be a TV series, Daniel Minahan's Series 7: The Contenders plays as a particularly brutal example of the cinematic critique of television, drawing aesthetic inspiration from game shows and reality TV to create a hyper-violent mashup that portrays both television and its audiences as lacking in moral or ethical standards.

Series 7: The Contenders introduction

Narrative exposition setting up the death match reality TV premise

from Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
Creator: Daniel Minahan
Distributor: October Films
Posted by Critical Commons Manager