The Art of Evil

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photoOver the past year, the word "evil" has once again entered our vocabularies...evil acts, evil empire, axis of evil. Evil pointed to the Middle East, al Qaeda, and Saddam Hussein. Evil in our own country with school shootings, child abductions, and a faceless, murderous sniper.

Tonight we look at evil's many faces through the movies from Snow White to Wall Street to the Exorcist. What can the Silver screen tell us about the evil of today and the motivations of evil?


Thomas Hibbs, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and author of "Shows about Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture from The Exorcist to Seinfeld"

Garen Daly, Owner of the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham, Massachusetts and On Point's Movie Maven.

This program aired on October 17, 2002.


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