In his interviews
while promoting A History Of Violence, Viggo has expressed his
feelings about how this movie works on many levels. To get to the bottom of what he means, let us examine this movie
from its many levels.
The format will
list artistic details that you may also recognize while watching the
movie. These details
reinforce the many levels of the film that range from deliberate camera
cuts to the repetition of scenes.
1. The opening scene of the two killers.
These two men are
given a lengthy sequence at the beginning to give an example of Tom’s
life before his conscious choice to settle down in small town life. However, Viggo does a good job of portraying Tom as a good,
loving, and honest husband and father. So the audience is left wondering about him.
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