Shane Liebling (shane@rescomp.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 16:41:34 -0700 (PDT) Duane raises a valid point. The Hays Act did do quite a bit in the
neforcing of Karmic laws in film, the idea that evil is punished. This
does follow my theory though. The idea that the protaganist with no
identity can basiclly get away with anything. Sam Spade can go around
beating people up, and the like, but since it was to avenge his partner's
death it is okay.

This brings up a good point of discussion, how powerful was the Hays act,
especially near the end of the Noirs?

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