RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir definition

From: crimeflix ( jmks100@aol.com)
Date: 24 Aug 2004

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Zeltserman" <davezelt@c...> wrote:
> 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.

>From what I've found, the French really consider anything that has
darkness in it "noir", no matter what the themes. I was recently in France and heard "Choke" mentioned as a noir novel (and saw it reviewed as noir), which is good example of the broad French definition, because here that excellent book would never be considered noir...

Terrill: Joe Lansdale was raving to me about Earthquake Weather--I can't want to read it...

Jeff and Mark--thank you!!!!

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