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I saw an interview on "American Cinema" (pbs) with Quentin Tarantino in which
he defended his use of violence by comparing it to tap dancing.  His argument
 was that if the viewer didn't like the dance, they wouldn't watch.  He stated
 that violence belonged in his movies and he wasn't forcing anyone to watch.
        I was wondering what film folks like yourselves thought about the
prevelance of such violence in such a popular, as well as critically acclaimed,
movie like Pulp Fiction.  Tarantino is obviously very talented, but what is he
without cutting someone's ear off?
                                              dan hawthorne