CINEMA: A TIME TO SUE

JOHN GRISHAM WANTS OLIVER STONE TO PAY FOR MOVIE-INSPIRED MAYHEM

Who can predict which works of art will provoke what sorts of desperate acts? Mark David Chapman was clutching The Catcher in the Rye when he murdered John Lennon. Three years ago, a movie called The Program gave several teenagers the notion that it might be worth their while to lie down in the middle of a busy highway. But if you're a bored, unbalanced person in need of inspiration, Oliver Stone's 1994 film Natural Born Killers--in which Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis go on a murder spree and win fame for their efforts--may be a natural-born trigger.

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