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Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

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Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

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Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

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David Cronenberg has built a reputation for films that confound viewer expectations. Naked Lunch, The Fly and Crash subvert the line between reality and fantasy. More recently, Spider, a small-scale, indie effort, took viewers inside an unhinged mind.

Now comes a big-budget studio picture called A History of Violence. And Beth Accomando of NPR station KPBS says Cronenberg is once again likely to set viewers on edge.

The Eyes Have It

Starring in 'A History of Violence':

Very tight shot of Ed Harris eyes hidden behind sunglasses.

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Very tight shot of Maria Bello's eyes.

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Very tight shot of Viggo Mortensen's eyes.

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Very tight shot of William Hurt's eyes.

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