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Now, if you start to discuss the difference between
bad, evil, and morally ambiguous, the thing is going
to get really complicated...

I have been thinking about Monty Clift in "A Place in
the Sun"... why do we consider him the hero, when he
commits a crime? Why don't we feel pity for poor
Shelly Winters? Why do we justify his murder?

Very problematic film....

--- Evan Rosenfield <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> mike frank wrote:
>
> "at a quick guess, we'll find many fewer evil heroes
> than
> evil heroines . . . and if that's the case it ought
> to tell us
> something about ourselves that we need -- but don't
> want
> to -- know . . ."
>
>
> Isn't an evil hero impossible? I've always found the
> non-evilness of
> protagonists to be one of the most intriguing points
> of identification for
> me. At most I've found some heroes morally
> ambiguous. But evil? Its tough to
> call the person you are identifying with evil. Maybe
> bad, but evil?
>
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