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Cain's homecoming: villainy and the cinema
In the interests of broadening the debate on the relationship between aesthetics and ethics in the cinema, the thesis concentrates on the specifics of a viewer's moral relationship with filmic characters, particularly those that are designated as "immoral." By looking upon the figure of the villain throughout the history of popular American cinema, the thesis will account for the various pragmatic uses to which the character- type has been put - as a structural element, as an invitation to bothdoi:10.22024/unikent/01.02.94685 fatcat:kev6ugz5rrg3xbkh5fzmx2gx3y