----- Original Message ----- From: "Rene Ribic" <
> So, apologies for rambling but I think Dead Calm in either medium
> qualifies as noir. If the universe is caving in on you, you are now
> entering the Noir Zone, which, like its close cousin the Twilight Zone,
> can be anywhere.
Noir comes from the inside out. It's a character's perception
of a place, not the place itself. If you're paranoid, you're
paranoid the world over, not just New York or LA. Noir
fiction doesn't get any more noir than David Goodis (IMO). I
don't believe the setting for most of his books
(Philadelphia) was much more than an accident of birth. It's gets dark everywhere, sometimes.
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