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From VOA News:
When Chris Nolan’s film The Dark Knight Rises came out in July, the on-screen death and destruction served as the backdrop to a mass shooting during its premiere in Aurora, Colorado. The shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes, had dyed his hair red to resemble the Batman character, “The Joker.” Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58.
Production of violent films continued after the massacre.
One of them, Andrew Dominik’s graphic drama Killing Them Softly, about a hired gun with feelings, was released late November.
Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler said on-screen gunfights can inspire real-life shootings.
“The perpetrator becomes a character, takes on the persona of an aggressive, violent individual or superhero, and in Aurora it’s a perfect example of just that,” she said.
Video game carnage
But Sandler said, even more than films, violent video games are at the core of brutal behavior, and she said they should be regulated.
“I have seen clients who have engaged in that interactive video experience where they are killing, where they are using guns, where they are gaining points and winning given the more bodies that they amass. ”
1.Does it indicate that the shooting happened when the movie was being shown?
2.What does it "graphica drama "mean?
3."engage " normally means "involved in an activity",so can I say "interactive video games" instead?
4.What does "given the more bodies that they amass" mean?