RARA-AVIS: Re: Mostly noir (or not noir) on TCM

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 16 Jul 2004

>BLOW-UP's in color and it was made after 1964.
>Can't be noir.


Not that I don't think you're full of baloney on your narrow definition of noir, but why the specific cut-off date of 1964? Film historians generally peg the end of the classic noir period as mid-fifties, usually with the release of KISS ME DEADLY, so I'm curious as to why you stretch the era eight or nine years longer...

And is there a corresponding start-up point?

Kevin Burton Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
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