TV and movies to blame claims Dicky Attenborough

Gun and knife crime is spurred on by movies and TV, according to a veteran film director.

In 1947’s Brighton Rock Richard Attenborough played Pinkie Brown, a sadistic teenage gangster.

But the 84-year-old told the Brighton Argus the entertainment industry is partly responsible for making weapons almost acceptable in daily life.

“Thirty years ago if Gary Cooper pulled out a gun, the audience would give a sharp intake of breath,” he said.

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