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(Referring to the restroom murder scene in Witness
(1985): 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, in Witness
(1985), or a progressive teacher on a strictly conservative school, in Dead Poets Society
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
(1986); the living room TV and TV control center in The Truman Show
(1998); radio playing in the barn in Witness
(1985), and so on.