FARR 2510 - Exploring Good and Evil through Film uri icon

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  • Studies films that depict the best and worst sides of our nature and our capacities both good and evil. It considers how representations of zombies, aliens, cowboys, villains and bad girls reveal what society represses in order to believe in order and goodness. Investigates how the figure of the detective or the hero relies on the criminal or the villain to create his virtue, even as he tries to destroy evil. Topics addressed will be: forms of evil, monstrous women, cowboy heroes, detective evil.