Friday, March 11, 2011

Godzilla vs. a realidade

Godzilla vs. Real Life, por Jesse Walker:

[I]t's actually worth taking a moment to think about Godzilla right now, because what happened last night illustrates an important but terribly underappreciated point: the striking difference between the ways people respond to disasters in the movies and in real life.

Here's a panicky crowd stampeding away from the monster in a Godzilla flick:

Here's real people reacting to a real disaster:

Human beings tend to be far more calm and resourceful in an emergency than the movies -- and far too much of the news media -- will ordinarily admit. Unfortunately, officials often make decisions with Godzilla's footprint on their mind, withholding important information from the public for fear of "spreading panic."

1 comment:

João Vasco said...

Infelizmente é impossível ver o segundo vídeo :(