Video of the Day: Lock and Load: A Video Essay About Guns in Films

Lock and Load: A Video Essay About Guns in Films

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We always discovering great video montages showcasing some of the best scenes in our favorite films. The best videos of course usually have something to say. Lock and Load is a video essay about violent aggression and Hollywood’s weapon of choice, the gun, in all of it’s many, many forms. The video compilation is from cinema critics/editing whizzes Matt Zoller Seitz, Aaron Aradillas and Steven Santos.

American cinema has always been violent, and never more than now. In this video you’ll see images from slapstick comic violence to film noir, from Tarantino to Stanley Kubrick and more. Violence has been part of America on screen since the birth of film, yet violence is traditionally a secondary concern of film criticism. Watch the video at the link below.

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Lock & Load from Steven Santos on Vimeo.

Lock & Load from Steven Santos on Vimeo.

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