Re: RARA-AVIS: upbeat endings not hard boiled?

Date: 13 Feb 2002

In a message dated 2/12/02 8:26:52 PM, writes:

<< Hardboiled is attitude.

Noir is atmosphere. >>

    Amen. I'm sure this thread of discussion will never end (on the rare bird list), and perhaps it should not. Nevertheless, I agree with Jim. The simplicity, the subtlety, and the intuitive nature of these definition/distinctions are the reasons we all recognize examples of HB & noir when we encounter them. They are also the reasons we can't set up all encompassing rules for a priori triaging of every candidate we encounter. Read it, watch it, listen to it and you'll "know" what it is.

                                    Jim Blue

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