RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir definition

From: Dave Zeltserman ( davezelt@comcast.net)
Date: 24 Aug 2004

Kind of interesting that "Cold Mountain" could be considered noir. Like "Barry Lyndon" (one of Stanley Kubrick's most underrated movies), Cold Mountain seems more about preordained fate, more tragic than dark.

As already discussed, there are noir protagonists who aren't what you would consider tough (two more examples, Rex Stout's brilliant How Like a God, and Seymour Shubin's terrific Anyone's My Name), but far more do have a toughness to them. Probably because a lot of noir protagonists are either criminals or people who've been living on the edge.

-Dave Z

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