I'm looking for litterature on the image of the enemy in
action/thriller films. I'll mostly be analysing modern American action
films to see what functions evil has. What groups are portrayed as
evil? Are the bad guys becoming more appealing than appaling? How does
the movie industry's choice of bad guys interact with social issues and
I'm not primarily looking for loose opinions like "I have a feeling
that the muslims are taking over the role of the russians...", even
though such a discussion might get very interesting in this group. I
would just like to know what's been done of serious research on these
subjects. I've read a little bit of Murray Smiths writings on "Perverse
Allegiances", but haven't been able to find much more.
Ingvald Bergsagel - Rostedsgate 9 - 0178 OSLO
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