Letter: Penile dementia

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The Independent Online
GRAPHICALLY violent as the film Reservoir Dogs was, Cal McCrystal ('Screen violence: the tide turns', 14 March) is inaccurate in his recollection. As I recall, Harvey Keitel suggests to Tim Roth that the amputation of a finger, followed by the threat that a thumb will follow, will ease a bank manager into co-operating and opening the safe.

It is interesting that although the film did not shock nor titillate Cal McCrystal, it did affect him to the extent of imagining a castration that neither happened nor was suggested.

Donald Reay

Edinburgh

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