Cultural critic and author David Cotner visits Scarecrow Video for a signing of his book A History of Violence (1973). Its concept is simple: take the date in 1973 on which a violent film was first screened – and go beyond the film to see the world that exists outside the theatre. It’s a book that realizes that the line between life and cinema is as much a horizon as it is a terminator. A History of Violence (1973) takes you across that horizon to places in time you never even imagined existed. Because bombs don’t explode in only one direction.
Check out this Letterboxd list featuring some of the many films covered in the book: https://letterboxd.com/jaguar_ride/list/a-history-of-violence-1973