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08.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
They are legendary among students of early film, Fantomas and Les Vampires, a pair of serials from the 1910s. Their pulp fiction stories looked ahead toward the fantastic strain in action cinema, while seeming to invert the moral universe adopted by Hollywood. The title characters were sociopathic criminals in a world without superheroes. By implication, the society they preyed upon might not ha...