The 1967 Lee Marvin movie Point Blank will be screened Thursday at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum Theater. After the movie, the audience can discuss the actor's impact on violence in cinema during a question and answer session with author Dwayne Epstein, who recently wrote a biography on Lee Marvin, which is also called Point Blank. Epstein will discuss Marvin's influence on modern directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorcese, and how he had definite intentions for his use of violence in films.
"He didn't care for fake violence in movies and TV. He believed you had to make it as realistic as possible to be a deterrent to real violence. In this movie, they are showing it. It is one of the most violent of its kind. It still packs a wallop. He does things in this movie that had never been done and still makes you go wow, how did they do that, why did they do that?" said Epstein.
The screening is being offered by SCAD's Department of Cinema Studies and will begin at 7 p.m.