Limitless Cinema in Broken English

May 16, 2010

FAVORITE SCENE FROM I COMME ICARE (1979, Henri Verneuil, A+)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:31 pm

Favorite scene from I COMME ICARE (1979, Henri Verneuil, A+)

This scene is about the Milgram Experiment, which ” measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience. In Milgram’s first set of experiments, 65 percent (26 of 40) of experiment participants administered the experiment’s final massive 450-volt shock on the victim, though many were very uncomfortable doing so; at some point, every participant paused and questioned the experiment, some said they would refund the money they were paid for participating in the experiment. Only one participant steadfastly refused to administer shocks below the 300-volt level. This experiment shows that ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sqqhr4_J28

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