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Being a Southerner, I'm interested in sex, violence, religion and all the things that make life interesting.
I've always been interested in violence, even as a teenager. I loved 'Helter Skelter' and books like that.
There is violence in real life but I would never impose violence in a film just to attract the audience.
A movie with nothing but violence is not a good movie. But one that is actually entertaining around the horror is one that people will remember and watch again and again.
And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq.
Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest.
I shy away from showing cruelty on the page. A lot of the violence in my books actually happens off stage. The police come on to the scene after the event has occurred.
I love a good harsh horror movie, when it's done well. But there are times when it feels cynical. You can tell when a filmmaker loves the genre, and you can tell when someone's just cashing in a paycheck. Then it becomes a dumbing down - a fetishisation of violence that I react very strongly against.
I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue.
In 'The Insider,' I had violence - lethal, life-taking aggression - all happening psychologically, all with people talking to other people.
From the director's point of view, it's infinitely easier to do violence than to do a good dramatic scene.
Television is full of fictional and real violence that's turned into entertainment.
I cannot believe that violence depicted onscreen actually causes people to act out violently. That's oversimplifying the issue. If somebody commits a violent act after seeing violence in a movie, I think the question that needs to be asked is: would that person still have committed the act if he had not seen a violent film?
If the Iraqis fail to implement the reforms, if they fail to get a handle on the violence, there's nothing the United States can do, militarily or otherwise, that can solve those problems. They have to assume the primary responsibility to govern themselves.
I don't ever believe in violence as a kind of medicine.
Violence is always the last option, but if that time comes, it is the ONLY option.
In the city, a lot of crime happens, a lot of violence happens from time to time.
Violence is absolutely not our method.
Pope Shenouda III
If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind.
I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.
I think being a woman and writing frankly about violence has gotten me some attention, and as someone who wants people to read my books, I can't complain about that attention, but it does puzzle me that this is something reviewers focus on.
I think crime fiction is a great way to talk about social issues, whether 'To Kill A Mockingbird' or 'The Lovely Bones;' violence is a way to open up that information you want to get out to the reader.
Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
In my rational mind, I know... that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can't say that I totally understand why - why that is allowed to happen.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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