By Murray Pomerance
Examines the various types of cinematic badness over the last 100 years, from Nosferatu to The proficient Mr. Ripley.
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Tricks that undo themselves are thus essential to an Enlightenment system that seeks to separate visual illusion from scientific certainty. Likewise, Justice McKenna did not claim that cinema was by nature evil, simply that it had the capacity, the power for it. Films that used their power of attraction harmlessly would not be subject to censorship, the decision stressed, only those that crossed the line. The enlightenment interest in “philosophical toys”—those visual devices that demonstrated illusions and the manner in which they were caused (including the various motion devices such as the thaumatrope or phenakistoscope to which the origins of the cinema are frequently traced) were designed, as Stafford has shown, primarily for the education of the elite young.
W. Murnau, Jofa-Ateler/Berlin-Johannisthal, 1922). (Frame enlargement) CHAPTER ONE ᪿ Flickers: On Cinema’s Power for Evil TOM GUNNING They are letters and symbols in a language I don’t know; but I know they stand for evil words. —G. K. Chesterton, “The Wrong Shape” There is Power in Evil. —Herlof’s Marta in Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Day of Wrath C ould cinema in its essence be evil? When Georges Bataille (1981) claims literature for Evil, he is speaking primarily of the tales that literature tells, of the importance of transgression to literary narrative (vi).
Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen by Murray Pomerance