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I think that one of the most obvious examples of an "evil hero" comes from
_THE USUAL SUSPECTS_.  I know that I was gleeful that Spacey's character
walks away triumphantly overcoming "good."

Adam.

At 09:33 PM 03/25/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Evan Rosenfield wrote:
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>The interesting thing is that the evil is made pleasurable and therefore
>somewhat acceptable.
>
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>A useful example of the point might be the requirement (whether of the Hays
>Office or some other agency, I am not sure) that all crime films end with
>law and order triumphant. If "evil" were as repellent as it should be, such
>a requirement would not have been necessary.
>
>
>Peter
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