Re: RARA-AVIS: "Marlowe"+"The Falcon Takes Over"

Date: 10 Sep 2002

Re Jack's comment below:

> I think it [MARLOWE]would have been better in black
> and
> white, but I always think that about noir unless
> the colors are terribley muted . . .

MARLOWE's non-noir look is why it is my text-book example of "hard-boiled but not noir" while MURDER, MY SWEET, featuring the same character, is my text-book example of "both hard-boiled and noir."

Like I always say, hard-boiled is about attitude; noir's about atmosphere.

By the way, MURDER MY SWEET is the best Marlowe movie, and Powell the best Marlowe. Glad THAT's settled.


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