RESET IF YOU WANT TO: I’M FOR RELOCATION

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I wonder if you’ve ever been in a cinema when some mafia enforcer/serial killer/America saves the World/ WW2 gratuitous killing spree movie is showing, and a profoundly unpleasant sequence of explicit cruelty is being lovingly examined in ECU by a director badly in need of psychiatric help.

Look around at your fellow humans, and you will see that most of them are looking at their shoes, the ceiling, their fingernails and in fact anywhere but at the screen. There’s a very simple reason for this: the great majority of us abhor violence, and are repelled by sadism.

Over half a century ago, the great documentary writerJohn Pearson wrote a book about the rise and fall of the Kray Brothers – a pair of East End gangster twins whose power fascinated London’s Establishment chattering classes between 1960 and 1965. It is part of the genius of Pearson’s command of English…

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