Re: RARA-AVIS: What Hard-Boiled Is

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 20 Apr 2000

> I think it is true that Noir is generally used for film and hardboiled for
> fiction but I think it goes further than that. Noir carries with it a
> sophistication that hardboiled rejects--or pretends to rejects.

Okay, let's think about this one: Hammett's novel MALTESE FALCON is Hard-boiled, but the movie is an example of film noir. And the book was pretty much the script.

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