Sir Paul Newman
                                    with Miss Sally Field

Sunt quaedum vitiorum elementa
"There are certain rudimentary beginnings to all vice"

Absence of Malice (1981) 

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Sir Paul Newman received a well deserved Oscar (as best actor)
nomination for his Lead role in this movie - the best of men I say!

The movie essentially says this to us:

The absence of malice is what makes the difference as to whether
a man is guilty of rape even if a woman is seeming to consent -  (no
woman can in reality give consent to masochistic urges as they are
inherently mentally unwell that have such tendencies to inflict or
suffer such cruelties) - and therefore in all cases of what we call
"tort" injuries - we look to the presence and degree of malicious
intent both prima facie and otherwise apparent under the surface
in order to determine guilt and the extent of it - in the harm caused
a member of society by another of its own constituents.

Simple negligence in carrying out ones duties is a different sort of
an infraction in the minds of a reasonable man than would be so in
the case of outward willingness and desire to do harm to someone
- (without regard to justice). This movie drives that point home.

Michael Rizzo Chessman