The art of cinema has always been the most controversial of expressions. Authors, painters, sculptors, poets, and musicians all freely craft their spirited mosaics without fear of being censored. Still a relatively young art form, it is held as common belief that there are some things that should never be allotted to the screen. Sex, murder, gore, and even something as small as coarse language suffer the woes of over-censorship.
Why? Good question. Some believe that consuming “vile media” and “sinful entertainment” could turn the most harmless of beings into the worst of crazed lunatics that feast solely on the virgin blood of infants. Could that be? Perhaps. But even the earliest of Neanderthals drew themselves some of the most violent and brutal cave paintings.
Though it is clear that the plague of the MPAA isn’t soon to cease, it is becoming more prominent for films to feature excessive content without being condemned for it. Thanks to the bravery of a few fearless directors, it is becoming increasingly accepted to flex one’s morbid curiosity. Today, we delve deep into the enthralling history of these insatiable provocateurs and the notorious scenes that pushed the envelope and shattered the boundaries of cinema as we know it. Here are the top ten torture scenes in cinema history.
(CAUTION: Spoilers Ahead!)
10. True Romance – The Sicilian Scene
After fabled American folk singer Tom Waits finished reading the screenplay for Quentin Tarantino’s outstanding anti-caper tour de force “Reservoir Dogs” he complimented the script as being “pure poetry”. While that may have been a bit of an overstatement, Tarantino is genuinely the type of screenwriter that is gifted to the world of cinema only once in a million moons. He is able to write as easy as he can walk.
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From:: Taste Of Cinema
By Pedro Morata
The 90s were a very important period for cinema in general, as it benefited (or suffered) from the technological advances that entered inside the industry. We got to know CGI and special effects, which could not be made back then.
Aside from all this, the 90s served to discover new talented filmmakers and to witness an evolution in cinema that was attracted to a larger audience. We had Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, David Fincher and Abel Ferrara. Obviously there are many more, but these filmmakers are a strong representation of this 90’s phase.
The thing is, these are the “known” filmmakers of that decade, the commercial and critical success of all those years. The reality is that there are a lot of hidden gems between the enormous crowd that many people have not seen or have directly ignored, and that is something that cannot be allowed. This hidden art must be discovered to a larger audience.
Having said this, here is a list of 10 films from the 90s that you may have missed, so here they are:
10. Kids Return (1996)
This was made by the great and popular Takeshi Kitano during his recovery after suffering an outrageous motorcycle accident where he almost lost his life and brought him paralysis in half of his face.
Shinji and Masaru are best friends. They represent the perfect models of a generation that renounces their past. They have abandoned school, spending much of their time provoking problems, abusing minors, going to the movies and getting drunk. Even though they are friends and share that apathy, both of them are very different. After leaving school, both of them run different luck: one as a boxer and the other as a gunman for → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema