While poring over YouTube's extensive video catalog for specific scenes from movies that illustrate my point, I came across Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs in its entirety, and decided to skim through to the more controversial scenes so that I might analyze them better for my blog.
I was nine years old when Straw Dogs was first released in 1972, and I remember a bit of controversy swirling around the film due to it's excessive violence. The moral outrage seems almost laughable now, especially considering the extreme nature of current exploitation films, which make Peckinpah's Straw Dogs look like a Disney movie.
Case in point--Hobo With a Shotgun.
Two years ago, I posted a video review of Hobo With a Shotgun that actually upset a small core of the film's half-witted fanboys. I was even the subject of a podcast segment which sought to diminish me as a critic and thinker rather than address the actual points I made about the film. Whatever the case, I still haven't gotten around to finishing the original blog about exploitation and violence against women, so while I wrap that one up, here my original video essay about Hobo With a Shotgun, complete with graphic screen captures from the film. Enjoy ... or don't enjoy. No skin off my teeth either way.