From: Al Guthrie ( allanguthrie@ukonline.co.uk)
Date: 14 Feb 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Rene Ribic" < rribic@optusnet.com.au>
> 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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