Re: RARA-AVIS: Film Noir Style, Noir Content

Date: 20 Feb 2003


Re your question below:

> So genres can't evolve?

I touch on this in a prior post, but film noir isn't a genre. It's a style that is used in film to tell stories in several genres (or at least in several sub-genres).

And to make it clear, at the risk of repeating myself, I'm not saying that every crime film since 1962, even the ones self-consciously using noir visual sytlistics, has been bad. Or even that they're not as good as "classic noir." All I'm saying is that they're not really film noir.


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