In a new interview with Movies.ie, Brad Pitt talks about his new movie ‘Killing Them Softly’, where he talks about violence in films as well as the economic crisis affecting the films.
When asked about the economy, Pitt says, “It's the age-old battle of art versus commerce. I don't really wrestle with the relationship of the two; they are not meant to get along, yet they are symbiotic. It's a symbiotic relationship, and it's cantankerous and it will always be that. There is something noble about making something that says something, uncovers something and being able to do it within that system where it has to be profitable or the thing doesn't get made. I just find that an interesting relationship. I don't argue with it through.”
Then, he’s asked about video game violence influencing the style of the film, and he replies, “The violence... We live in such a violent world. I grew up hunting, and this is such a violent act. Have you ever had a hamburger? Have you ever seen how they butcher a cow? It is very violent, it's barbaric. This is the world we live in so I see it absolutely important to the film. Is how it's shot moralised or romanticised in any way? I think that's a fair question, but I don't see a world without it.”
Killing Them Softly will release November 30th.