Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.

— Bill Maher

Lust Violence In Movies quotations

Violence is so terribly fast . . . the most perverse thing about the movies is the way they portray it in slow motion, allowing it to be something sensuous . . . the viewer's lips slightly wet as the scene plays out. Violence is nothing like that. It is lightning fast, chaotic, and totally intangible.

Violence in movies quote The most violent element in society is ignorance.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.

We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Pulp Fiction, it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it's now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don't like hearing people laugh at violence.

Violence in movies quote Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.

If the film isn't suspenseful, i.e. the pressure cooker situation of what's going on in the movie, if that's not part of it, if the threat of violence and the temperature isn't always going up a notch every scene or so, then the movie is going to be boring. It's not going to work.

I sometimes go for the strongest, most vivid colour on the palette, which in the case of movies is violence.

Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It's just another colour to work with.

Violence in movies quote No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Violent video games played in public places are a tiny fraction of the media violence to which modern American children are exposed. Tiny - and judging from the record of this case, not very violent compared to what is available to children on television and in movie theaters today.

Contemporary movies just drive me crazy.

The violence and the sentimentality and the spiritual materialism and Theism and the incredible indulgence in ignorance is so claustrophobic.

Jesus is a half-naked guy, hanging, nailed to a cross, and then people wear that around their neck, and then those are the people that are upset about violence in movies.

Violence in movies quote Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

I'm doing an over-the-shoulder shot on a dog.

I'm putting the camera behind the dog's shoulder. This is craziness. You just accept it in the movie [Valley of Violence], but when you make the movie, it's the weirdest thing. There's dog coverage, like it's a person.

I'm a product of older filmmakers I guess, the past where you get to make movies and scenes are what they are. You know if you think about Scorsese back in the day when he was making Taxi Driver, or Coppola or Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet, they're making films where you witness violence in a real way.

The use of violence in movies is a subject that's worth addressing.

I'm not standing on a soapbox or wagging a finger, but I'm interested in those subjects for sure.

Violence in movies quote I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.

By...our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim; by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing...we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes.

I always wanted to be a part of Nicolas Winding Refn world, but knew he would never make a movie that has a teenage girl as a lead. Obviously not. Then I heard he was and it was in the fashion world. What? Just combining what we think of [with Refn] - masculinity and violence - in his films with that world was so interesting to me.

So much of the violence in the movies is b.

s. violence: A guy in the middle of a large city with 14 people lying on the ground that he's just killed with his superhuman powers, and there's not a cop to be found. Not a siren to be heard. No price to be paid. That's not true, and I don't like that sort of stuff.

Violence in movies quote Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.

Personally, I can't stand violence. In any standard American mainstream movie, there's 20 times more violence than in any one of my films, so I don't know why those directors aren't asked why they're such specialists for violence.

Another activity that can detract us from the proper way is watching television excessively or viewing improper movies. While fine productions on these media are uplifting and entertaining, we need to be very selective in choosing what we see and how much of our time such an activity deserves. Our precious time must not be diverted to the sideline attractions of vulgar language, immoral conduct, pornography, and violence.

We don't have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis.

Violence in movies quote All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.

I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that.

If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist.

I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society.

Violence in movies quote I think movies are getting dumber, actually. Where it used to be 50/50 and it's
I think movies are getting dumber, actually. Where it used to be 50/50 and it's 3% good and 97% stupid.

I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.

It was exactly the same on the South Park movie really too.

There's lots of violence in that too, but it always came down to anything sexual... They don't care about anything else.

I've been in a few movies that really have the tendency to polarize people, and I kind of like that. I kind of like anything that pushes people's buttons. People will always take things as they want, and project stuff on it - it's just kind of what people do. Whether it's violence or teen pregnancy, whatever.

Violence in movies quote To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.
To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.

Somebody said to me, in a very well-meaning way, at a screening, "We love the movie but it's too violent. If you tone down the violence you could reach a great audience of kids.".

I don't think I make genre movies. There is a certain type of violence in my films but I think I have my own genre because I made it happen like that.

I don't believe terror and horror are just vicarious pleasures.

I think it routes itself in your mind. It can affect your mind. Look at what's going on in the America today. The violence is just awful and I think a lot of has to do with what they are showing on the movies and television.

Violence doesn't seem to bother people anymore - they're inured to it.

And I think it has a lot to do with the violence in movies and video games - it doesn't bother people as much. I'm not so sure it evokes a reaction anymore.

The idea that all violence in movies is okay simply because it happens is bull.

Directors and writers have a responsibility.

Everything Jumpy could do [in Valley of Violence] was too much.

If I put it in the movie you would all check out. When he wraps himself up in the blanket, that's as far as I could go, and that's not even close. The dog's amazing.

It's this long monologue [in Valley of Violence] with Ethan Hawke talking about life and everything with a dog. That's not in movies. Hopefully when people think about the movie when they go home, they're like, "That's weird. He's maybe crazy. He's talking to a dog the whole time."

Of course, we talked about Westerns we like with [James Ransone in Valley of Violence] , but it was always thematically in relation to the movie and what the themes of the movie were.

I did the movie [Valley of Violence] from two perspectives.

You're with Ethan [Hawke] the whole movie, but for the first half, you're really with Ethan. For the second half, you're with him, but also you're with the bad guys because he kind of becomes the bad guy. No one's really good in the movie.

I think violence in movies, for it to work, you have to use it smartly.

People get numb very fast. If you have too much violence in the beginning, it gets to a point where you don't feel it.

I do think a lot of sexual violence stems from experiences in childhood or at puberty. Some people become sadistic after suffering early abuse at the hands of parents, relatives or friends. But for others, the seed is planted in the formative years by the conflation of images of violence with those of sexual arousal. Magazines, TV shows and, especially, slasher movies are masters at doing this.