Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Horror?

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 08 Feb 2000

On Sun, 6 Feb 2000, a.n.smith wrote:

> Don't we see in films and books now that so many things can be "noir tinged"
> or have "noir overtones"? They aren't directly related to what many consider
> mainstream noir, but they want those elements. Like that TV show "Angel."
> Horrible vampire-teen show, but all the critics are tossing "noir" at it. I
> watched it and said, "Maybe because it all happens at night? Thus,
> vampires?" I can see the connection, but it's a flavoring, a dash, not a
> real ingredient. Still....

I remember that the awful Stallone film "Cobra" was billed as noir. Maybe it's noir enough if you have a cop in lead and he's willing to act violent.


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