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Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen Murray Pomerance

Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen

Murray Pomerance

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780791459393
Hardcover
357 pages
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Violence and corruption sell big, especially since the birth of action cinema, but even from cinemas earliest days, the public has been delighted to be stunned by screen representations of negativity in all its forms--evil, monstrosity, corruption,MoreViolence and corruption sell big, especially since the birth of action cinema, but even from cinemas earliest days, the public has been delighted to be stunned by screen representations of negativity in all its forms--evil, monstrosity, corruption, ugliness, villainy, and darkness. Bad examines the long line of thieves, rapists, varmints, codgers, dodgers, manipulators, exploiters, conmen, killers, vamps, liars, demons, cold-blooded megalomaniacs, and warmhearted flakes that populate cinematic narrative. From Nosferatu to The Talented Mr. Ripley, the contributors consider a wide range of genres and use a variety of critical approaches to examine evil, villainy, and immorality in twentieth-century film.