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The Psychopath in Film - Wayne Wilson

The Psychopath in Film

Paperback Published: February 1999
ISBN: 9780761813170
Number Of Pages: 322

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The Psychopath in Film examines the cognitive and emotional proficiency of psychopaths at surviving the goodness juggernaut using a model that takes into account three different levels of cognition and two levels of emotion. The prominent force of the soulless creature created in the cinema schemes as a connoisseur of evil. However, the psychopath must work at making evil work. Wayne Wilson assembles the cognitive and emotional fundamentals essential for evil's success. Cognitively, the psychopaths must possess the ability to maintain a calculating secrecy, they must harbor a flair for misdirection, and they must choose freely to abdicate responsibility while victimizing others. Emotionally, psychopaths should not feel remorse for their actions, and may benefit from the capacity to experience exuberance over their wicked ways, which tends to be the most compelling trait of psychopaths in films. This study delves into these tendencies as represented in the characters created in movies from classics through modern film, focusing on the question of the psychopath's possession of the aptitude to commit undue harm.

Prefacep. vii
The 3/2 Modelp. 1
Introduction: HAL And Beyondp. 3
Evil Isp. 21
Evil's Imperfectionsp. 39
The Cinematic Psychopathp. 65
The Busy Psychopathp. 85
Characterp. 87
Breach Of Characterp. 117
Mood and Circumstancep. 151
Materialism: The Power Of Plentyp. 185
Spiritualism: The Power Withinp. 217
Justice And Keyser Sozep. 251
Bibliographyp. 281
Film Indexp. 289
Person Indexp. 293
Subject Indexp. 301
About The Authorp. 313
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ISBN: 9780761813170
ISBN-10: 0761813179
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: February 1999
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.41