In response to Sterling Chen's criticizm of Jordan Stein's defense of a previouse critisism, I also beleive that the problem with violence in film is the ability of the audience to interpret violent images. As someone who has read alot on psychological sudies of mass population, I am very aware that we all have violent tedencies that we repress. A study in 1961 was commisioned in an effort to understand why Nazi German sosiety could be so cruel. The subject was told to administer a shock to someone who had trouble learning how to perform a task. Although no one was hurt, all subjects proved capable of immense brutality if given the chance. I beleive that if we express our violence if film and liturature, people in general will be less violent. I have not seen "Man Bites Dog" but Jordan has a point. Without violent imagery, would "Schindler's List" have been at all as powerful as it was?