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Did “Death Wish” Kill Gun Control?

September 20, 2012

My latest blog for the Sundance Channel has gone live! It’s about the killer 1974 thriller Death Wish and its impact on our nation’s gun-control laws. Here’s a taste…

“Once upon a time in America, there was a gun-control debate. Then came Charles Bronson. In 1974′s DEATH WISH — tonight at 10:10P on Sundance Channel — the journeyman character actor shot to superstardom as Paul Kersey, a self-confessed “bleeding-heart liberal” who becomes a pistol-packing urban vigilante after his daughter is raped and his wife is murdered. Made for a modest $3 million, the gritty flick earned back more than seven times its budget and spawned four sequels over the next 20 years. Now director Joe Carnahan (THE GREY) is planning a remake…”

For more, click here!

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