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A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action movie — genres cross borders and barriers with audiences the world over. On-screen violence can be seen as an international language.
By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2013