Timeline: Violence in movies
Films such as the original 'Scarface,' 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'The Wild Bunch' were noteworthy for the graphic nature of their violent scenes.
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1903 | 'The Great Train Robbery'
Edwin S. Porter's famous western features several shootouts, a man being bludgeoned to death by a piece of coal and a close-up of a gun being fired at the camera. Audiences found the gun sequence so realistic they believed they were going to be shot.