Re: RARA-AVIS: The moral implication of killing

Date: 24 Oct 2007

miker wrote:

"If I recall correctly, McCarthy's No Country for Old Men starts out with a legal killing, and the guy is such an asshole that it's hard to conjure up much sympathy for him. There's some kind of punchline but I can't remember what it is."

And then there's Marv in Frank Miller's Sin City who shouts, Is that all you've got, you pansies, after the first jolt of the electric chair didn't kill him. I just found out on the web that this is supposedly based on Albert Fish's response to the same situation, although that is probably pure tall tale.


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