If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating.
If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG.
- Jack Nicholson
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them
Violence itself isn’t necessarily abhorrent. From his own point of view, Alex (in ‘A Clockwork Orange’) is having a wonderful time, and I wanted his life to appear to us as it did to him, not restricted by the conventional pieties. You can’t compare what Alex is doing to any kind of day-to-day reality. Watching a movie is like having a daydream. You can safely explore areas that are closed off to you in your daily life. There are dreams in which you do terrible things your conscious mind prevents you from doing