By Cindy Davis Lists April 24, With A History of Violence , David Cronenberg made us take a hard look at ourselves…as Americans, as couples and families, as humans and as the fragile, physical beings that we are. A masterful director, he toyed with our expectations from the details of how the movie unfolds to what we think we can presume about its characters, and even what we—as an audience—want. The director thought he might cut into or shorten it, but the scene worked so well he decided to keep it. Though he traditionally does music, Cronenberg found whatever musical cues they he and Composer Howard Shaw put over the scene spoiled the tension that was there. Is it sinister or is it not?
A History of Violence….sort of
A History of Violence - Wikipedia
The master of the specific subgenre called body horror and the man who put out such classics as Dead Ringers and Videodrome , the Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg seemingly stepped out of his dis comfort zone and delivered one of the best movies of the first decade of this century when he made the film cleverly and multilayeredly called A History of Violence. Deserved recognition also came from the institutions, as screenwriter Josh Olson received an Academy Award nomination, just like William Hurt did for his supporting role. From a filmmaker of such pedigree and competence, and led by one of the greatest actors of today, Viggo Mortensen, we could say we expected nothing short of what was ultimately delivered. Tom Stall is a kind and gentle small diner owner in a tiny town in Indiana. A loving husband and father of two, he gets his life turned upside down when he confronts and kills two criminals robbing his diner and threatening his employees. He immediately becomes the talk of the town, hailed by all as a real American hero.
Dark Truths of a Killing Love
Marriage can do terrible damage to the libido for the less imaginative of couples. The humdrum of life subtly taking over, missionary being the only option on the menu, or perhaps the kinkier of couples introducing a new friend, rubber or otherwise to their sex play. Forget your two position sexcapade, or schoolgirl fantasy. All you need here is a significant other with a checkered past and there you have it: sex just got interesting. We have two very contrasting sex scenes in this film.
Sign In. Edit A History of Violence Showing all 32 items. During an interview, Viggo Mortensen stated that during the shooting of the first bar scene with Ed Harris he could not stop laughing, and as a result, the scene had to be re-shot several times. Due to Viggo Mortensen's behavior, Ed Harris completed the scene without pants; he only wore his underwear, yet this cannot be seen as the bar table impedes our view.