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(Referring to the restroom murder scene in
: It was the most violent scene I've ever filmed. I still wonder if it was too violent, but I did want to have an outrage over the violence that occured in front of those innocent eyes [of the Amish boy character].
His films very often deal with people, who find themselves in surroundings, where they do not fit in (e.g. a Philadelphia Cop among the Amish or a progressive teacher on a strictly conservative school).
His characters often interact with technology, especially television, in ways that harm them or surprise the viewer, e.g. the church big screen TV in
The Mosquito Coast
; the living room TV and TV control center in
The Truman Show
; radio playing in the barn in
, and so on.