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LSC should reconsider screening of "Rambo"

On Saturday night I attended LSC's showing of "And Now for Something Completely Different," which was wonderful, as usual, and made a superb Putnam decompression flick. The audience, of course, adored the film, despite the scores of deaths and the sometimes graphic violence of the animation. It also enjoyed watching Bambi's battle with Godzilla in the short feature.

All of what just goes to show that Saturday's crowd was far from squeamish. So why did the audience members respond with a chorus of boos when LSC made their awaited To Be Announcements, and screened a preview of "Rambo?" It is because "Rambo" is a truly offensive film. Watching the preview was a new experience for many of us, akin to attending Orwell's "two minutes' hate."

I am not used to seeing people dismantled by automatic weapons, and found it qualitatively different from watching 16 tons being dropped on an individual. The glorified violence was nauseating, and I cannot imagine my or anyone's sitting through two solid hours of it.

Since the audience full of LSC customers was so quick to object to Rambo's rampant xenophobia and gratuitous violence, perhaps LSC would like to reconsider showing this film. If not, I would be happy to help organize a protest against it.

Julian West G->

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