Death As A Plot Device

A filmmaker is engaged in a court battle with three Hollywood studios over whether his documentary on Tinseltown’s bizarre and undeniable obsession with death and killing will ever see the light of day, or the dark of a screening room. Peter Livingston’s film uses clips from the 25 most-watched movies of all time, and notes that “only four had no humans killed at all, 16 showed dead people being resurrected, just two showed natural deaths, only one had a birth in which the baby survived, and some portrayed mass killing to such an extent the total came to nine-billion corpses.”