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Ted Nannicelli

starting point for constructing an analogous “structure of antipathy.” Our issue is rounded out with four reviews of important and exciting new books, but Kjeldgaard-Christiansen's discussion of the cinematic construction of moral agency and moral

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A Structure of Antipathy

Constructing the Villain in Narrative Film

Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen

leaving Carla Jean's fate up to an indifferent coin. Carla Jean, however, refuses to call it. She insists on the killer's prerogative to spare her and therefore also on his moral responsibility: “The coin don't have no say. It's just you.” From the social

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Wyatt Moss-Wellington

such responsibilities, maybe the way a film asks us to experience and resolve cognitive dissonance is a good place to start looking. A recalibration toward moral responsibility in film theory need not entail advocacy of any formal policing of morality