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Old 02-21-2006, 01:07 AM   #886
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Originally Posted by Spiwak
That's surprising, I thought the violence in this movie was incredibly shocking! Seeing the thug's blown-away face bubbling on the floor in a pool of blood as the guy's trying to breathe...smashing the one thug's nose with his palm/fist repeatedly...the boy-fight...the violent sex scene and resulting bruises...I dunno, I really can't imagine it not being shocking even to desensitized viewers. And it felt especially perverse because of how idyllic the first act is, it felt unnatural and wrong...
The only really shocking moments for me was the first scene, with the thugs.
From then on, the movie went slowly but inexorably downward, as far as the story and the shocking/interest factors are involved.
...It's down there somewhere. Let me have another look.
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