Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

Torture and Reservoir Dogs

I watched Reservoir Dogs for the first time the other day (surprising that it’s taken this long, given how much I enjoy Tarantino movies, but unsurprising given how rarely I watch movies), and this line from the torture scene really struck me:

Nice Guy Eddie: If you fucking beat this prick long enough, he’ll tell you he started the goddamn Chicago fire, now that don’t necessarily make it fucking so!

Torture isn’t very effective at getting the truth.

Moreover, the torture was perpetrated by a sick fuck, a veritable psycho, instead of the “hero,” a la 24.