Re: RARA-AVIS: "Payback" review: present-day vs. classic noire

Mark Sullivan (
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 19:03:23 -0500 (EST) I've seen Payback and Klawan's comments seem right on the mark.
Westlake commented on this same self-consciousness, saying Payback was
one of too many contemporary movies that tries to look "just like a film
noir," have a story "just like a film noir," be "just like a film noir,"
but when you are "just like film noir," you aren't really film noir.


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