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When you envision or write a movie how violent is it, and for those who aren't filmmakers how violent do you want your film that you are watching to be. For me personally none of movies are PG-13 or under. I don't like doing stuff clean personally because that is not how I envision my movies. But while watching movies I could care less.
i want violence that hits the audience, i don't want it to be cartoonish or to have it feel watered down, i want something brutal like I saw the Devil, Inside (though it does get kinda cartoonish at the end the violence during most of the movie is really hard to watch) And i am not talking about gore, because having gore doesn't mean your movie will have any emotional impact (hatchet)
Basically the violence in the movies i would make would go around a soft to a hard R rating i guess.
In my stories the violence is high. It is more gritty and real violence, i fell that showing real violence gives audience grounds to worry about the main character and gives a sense of real danger throughout the film.