Watching Eastenders is Bad for the Soul

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Watching Eastenders is Bad for the Soul

Post by Lou on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:20 pm

It is more than six decades since the lovable little deer took his first faltering steps in the forest.

But Bambi is still the film most likely to bring tears to the eyes, a poll has revealed.

The fawn's tale of love, life and loss beat the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic, and Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost, to be named the best tear-jerker of all time.

Released in 1942, the Walt Disney animated classic's big lump in the throat moment comes when Bambi's mother is shot by hunters.

The actual death is never shown, nor is there an extended scene of Bambi crying. Instead, his father tells him quietly: 'Your mother can't be with you any more' as they walk off into the snow.

Generations of parents have had to explain to their tearful children why the mummy deer isn't coming back.

Such is the impact of Bambi that it inspired Sir Paul McCartney, who saw it as a child, to take an interest in animal rights. He told the schools paper The Newspaper three years ago: 'I think that made me grow up thinking hunting isn't cool.'

In an online poll of more than 3,000 film fans by cinema advertising giant Pearl & Dean, nearly one in five chose Bambi as their favourite weepie.

Watching EastEnders and Big Brother is bad for the soul, a study suggests.

Those who watch on-screen rows, bitchiness and manipulation - the hallmarks of soaps and reality TV - become more aggressive and mean themselves, researchers found. The effects of viewing ' relational aggression' on television are identical to those of watching graphic violence.

Psychologist Dr Sarah Coyne, whose findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, asked 53 women students from the University of Central Lancashire to watch one of three video clips - a knife fight from Quentin Tarantino's Kill

Bill, bitchy school bullies from Mean Girls and a clip showing a scary, but non-aggressive, seance from What Lies Beneath. Tests found that those who watched Kill Bill and Mean Girls had higher levels of aggression than those who saw the non-aggressive clip.

The researchers also found that The Apprentice is the bitchiest programme on TV with more than 44 incidents of unpleasant behaviour in one hour, while Coronation Street is the nastiest drama with 17.
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Post by lulu on Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:00 pm

I think this research makes perfect sense. I never watch anything remotely violent before I go to bed. I realised a long time ago this caused restless sleep and/or nightmares.
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Post by HiJo on Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:36 pm

"Run Bambi Run" Sad Sad Sad

Watching EE probably is bad for the soul. One day I'll work out how much of my life I've spent slumped on the sofa when I could have been doing something worthwhile. Sleep
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