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If It Moves, Shoot It

Episode 6 of 10

Author and film critic David Thomson explores how cinema has changed him - and us: violence at the movies. From 2011.

"There is violence in the medium. It begins with being in the dark, monopolized and compelled by the light. There is a kind of imprisonment. It is then increased by the way film can cut. And cut is a very appropriate word."

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his journey through cinema and considers its enduring love affair with violence.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.

15 minutes