Bright Lights Film Journal

Euphemism du Jour


Today’s Los Angeles Times, describing last night’s second Republican Presidential Debate, noted that most of the candidates “expressed support for a more aggressive approach to interrogations.”

Some cinematic examples of “a more aggressive approach to interrogations” are pictured above. (Top: Mario Bava’s Black Sunday. Bottom: Massimo Pupillo’s Bloody Pit of Horror.)

Sorry. Couldn’t find any waterboarding shots.