Man cannot degrade woman without himself falling into degradation; he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.
In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature.
I think that the enormous emphasis on violence and sex, and in particular violent sex, may not make rapists of us all, but it predisposes us to accept a kind of world in which these things happen.
I'm of course disillusioned with what has happened to World cinema. Now cinemas in both Eastern and Western Europe are filled with the same blockbusters from Hollywood.