What if he had found God sooner?
Kevin at TSM echoes Roger Ebert's sentiments about Clint Eastwood's The Changeling in a recent post. In his full review, Ebert draws a comparison between the real-life killer in the movie, Gordon Northcott, and some of our most notorious killers of recent times
Northcott comes over in Harner's portrayal as a man like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer: irretrievably evil, inexplicable, unreachable from the sane world.There is only one problem with this. Anyone who has ever watched interviews with Dahmer or his father knows that Ebert has mischaracterized him. Someone pointed me to this video a while ago, and it's haunted me ever since. Dahmer was not insane, not inexplicable, and nor, it seems, was he irretrievably evil