At first glance, A History of Violence appears to be a more straightforward outing from David Cronenberg. Adapted from a graphic novel, the film plays with a classic noir conceit of a man whose past comes back to haunt him. It contains powerhouse performances from its two leads and revels in calculated moments of violence exploding out of coiled tension. The film follows Tom Stall Viggo Mortensen , an unassuming diner owner living in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. He leads an idyllic life and has a loving family.
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Sign In. Edit A History of Violence Showing all 31 items. During an interview, Viggo Mortensen stated that during the shooting of the first bar scene with Ed Harris he could not stop laughing, and as a result, the scene had to be re-shot several times. Due to Viggo Mortensen's behavior, Ed Harris completed the scene without pants; he only wore his underwear, yet this cannot be seen as the bar table impedes our view.
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Cronenberg's dedication to his art is impressive, but of course the entire story, quotes and all, was apocryphal. I checked. Even so, it is a testament to his vision as well as his film's visceral intensity that this fabrication didn't seem totally off the wall. As the mad genius behind freakouts like "Videodrome" and "Naked Lunch," dispatches from the id laden with protuberances, gasping orifices and all manner of goo, Mr.
From the Chicago Reader September 30, The last illustration, incidentally, is from the graphic novel that this film is based on. Tom Stall Viggo Mortensen is a happy family man running a diner in idyllic small-town Indiana, with a lawyer wife Maria Bello , a teenage son Ashton Holmes , and a little girl Heidi Hayes. One night he responds so deftly and definitively to the violent threats of two killers that he becomes a local hero. Is A History of Violence a popular genre movie, soliciting visceral, unthinking responses to its violence while evoking westerns and noirs?