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The Treatment of Violence in European Art Films. Part#2

It’s plain common sense that the things we’re taught since our childhood are based on reality. It is a fact that at some point we will have to surpass our home boundaries and make ourselves complete individuals living in that reality. The purpose of education it’s to show us how to live, to make sure […]

The Treatment of Violence in European Art Films. Part#1

We may enjoy, as viewers, hearing the music of Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie during the fight in the theatre with Billy Boy’s droogs. The visual information, however, acts as a counterpoint with the piece of music, for we are going looking at a rape act. It is interesting to point out the extreme difference that […]

The Treatment of Violence in European Art Films #Introduction

With the framework of the European art cinema, this research focuses on three films: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971), Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997) and Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2009).  The link between them is double: on one level, the violence is their constant energy and the epicentre of the drama throughout; and also, the […]