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Brian DePalma's CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989) has a scene in which blood
splatters on the lens (a character standing in a rice paddy in Vietnam is
shot from behind).  This instance may be particularly relevant to the
inquiry b/c DePalma and Spielberg were close friends, and Spielberg was
apparently deeply impressed by CASUALTIES -- Spielberg had recently
foundered with a couple of attempts at "serious" filmmaking, and he felt
that DePalma had succeeded where he had failed.  There is an interview in
which Spielberg talks at length about how good the film is, although I don't
remember where I found it.


-- 
Christopher Dumas, M.F.A., Ph.D.
661 Fillmore Street, Apt. 2
San Francisco, CA  94117

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