Alphonse in the news.

Story up over at Catholic News Agency. They asked me about the violence:

He acknowledged that there “are limits to what is helpful to show in art,” and that “there are levels of graphic violence that do a disservice to the story by removing the readers from the story and plunging them into awareness of their own revulsion.”

“Some people thought The Passion of the Christ crossed a line. Others did not. Alphonse is a lot less bloody than The Passion, but it is not bloodless. It’s a visceral subject,” Lickona responded.

“I did my best to have the violence in Alphonse serve the story, and many people whose judgment I trust think I managed to do it. Others may disagree. All I can say is that I’m not out to rub anybody’s face in the muck.”

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