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« #15 : January 25, 2010, 10:57:15 AM »

PS: the film is called "history of violence", not "history of the biggest lie ever" or "True Lies". To me it's more about (hidden) violence than truth and lie.


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« #16 : January 25, 2010, 01:35:59 PM »

Didn't Cronenberg say we're supposed to take the title as some sort of pseudo-sociological statement about human propensity towards violence?



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« #17 : January 25, 2010, 05:16:40 PM »

I don't know about it. But that's the way I took it anyway.


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« #18 : January 25, 2010, 05:34:56 PM »

Well, the questions keep on coming: Will he do it again (if challenged)? Now that he's got his game back, is this gonna be a regular thing? And what about the son? Now that he's learned that violence can and frequently DOES solves problems, will he begin to follow in his father's footsteps? The fact that none of these issues are addressed seriously counts against the film.

So, as I said, yeah, he probably will do it again. And his son too. No, it's not gonna be a regular thing, they'll try to avoid it, but that's inside all of us.
And so on.


PS: I never said Cronenberg was a good philosopher.


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« #19 : January 26, 2010, 12:55:09 PM »

PS: I never said Cronenberg was a good philosopher.
Well, he's adapting a comic book--oh, excuse me, a graphic novel--so those failings may have already been present in the source material. I really don't care enough, though, to find out for sure.



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« #20 : January 26, 2010, 01:36:15 PM »

The stuff with Viggo's son apparently wasn't in the graphic novel.



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« #21 : January 27, 2010, 05:08:30 PM »

Well, he's adapting a comic book--oh, excuse me, a graphic novel--so those failings may have already been present in the source material. I really don't care enough, though, to find out for sure.

It's a horrible comic book to boot. Don't ever read it.

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