So it's kind of weird to me that people have issues with violence in films. They state baseless opinions that film violence leads to real world violence which is easily knocked down by looking at 1) history and 2) other countries. There was plenty of violence (arguably more violence) before the advent of film than there is today and 2) countries like japan and South Korea - that produce some of the most horrendously violent gory films (that make Hollywood violence laughable) are some of the least violent countries on the planet. Granted those countries don't own guns but we'll leave correlational facts out of this.
Film is a means to live vicariously through others. The idea of taking revenge on Hitler through a film and filling that ass full of lead is gratifying and while many people may wish to pull the trigger if they could probably don't have the stomach for it.
Take this very internet forum - people talk a tough game when they type at a keyboard but will they come up to your face and call you out it in person (unarmed)? It is a way to release your anger in a relatively safe manner because we all know that there is a punishment coming for real world violence. Film is an escapism.
Take the Kill Bill Movies - the violence here is comical to the down right absurd - is live action Japanese Anime - Tarantino even goes to the length of a lengthy anime sequence to show the most violent scene in the movie.
So stop being girly men. "wah I saw a scene of violence - wah"
The scene in Pulp Fiction when Vincent's gun accidentally goes off blowing the brains out of the rear passenger - is played for a laugh - the entire audience roared with laughter at the scene - then probably thought "holy cow I just laughed at a horrendously violent scene" - Yup - masterful.
You know it's a Tarantino film when
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Topic - Violence and Tarantino - RGA 20:59:11 04/18/20 (10)
- RE: Violence and Tarantino - audio_d 16:44:32 04/19/20 (1)
- +1 (nt) - TWB 20:58:31 04/19/20 (0)
- The issue, it seems, isn't violence per se, because - tinear 07:43:49 04/19/20 (3)
- It seems everything is a joke for Tarantino . . . - Billy Wonka 13:52:59 04/22/20 (0)
- +1 (nt) - reelsmith. 11:49:33 04/20/20 (0)
- Agree... - musetap 10:47:47 04/19/20 (0)
- "stop being girly men"... - musetap 23:19:27 04/18/20 (0)
- RE: Violence and Tarantino - grantv 21:24:47 04/18/20 (2)