Conference “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Use of Violence in the Movies”, Kevin Dwyer (Université d’Artois) | 21 May 2014

21 May 2014 | 16.00 | ISCAP


After examining how film content became increasingly violent and graphic following a series of legal and economic changes in Hollywood that liberated filmmakers from the constraints of the “classical” studio system, this lecture will go on to discuss the differences in the use of violence between independent and mainstream cinemas, using examples from American, French and Italian films, and focusing more specifically on the uses and functions of cannibalism in film.


Kevin Dwyer is an associate professor of American Studies at the Université d’Artois (France). His doctoral research in Film Studies was centered on representations of food in film, and recent articles have focused on cannibalism in Italian cinema, films and the First World War, film adaptations of true stories, and representations of meat in film. He has also translated the subtitles for a French documentary on male circumcision and his short story, O-Zone, was adapted to film in 2003.