‘Eight Millimeter’ (Welles): “What you’re talking about is a ‘snuff film'”

Monologue from the film, 8 Millimeter

'Eight Millimeter' by Andrew Kevin Walker

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Tom Welles is a private investigator who, in this scene, tries to convince Mrs. Christian that the video isn't authentic.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 30's | 40's | 50's

Summary: A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

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WELLES: Mrs. Christian… please, will you sit down a moment? (leads her to a chair) I want you to listen carefully. What you’re talking about is a “snuff film.”  But, from what I know, snuff films are a kind of… urban myth. Like, red light district folklore. There’s no such thing, I can assure you. Please, believe me.  This is probably a stag film. Simulated rape.  Hard to stomach, and it might seem real, but there are ways of making it look realistic… fake blood and special effects… If you were to study it you’d see the camera cutting away… you’d see the tricks they can play… It’s probably something your husband was given as a bad joke.  More than likely he never even watched it.  But, I’m certain it’s nothing to worry about.

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