RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir definition

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Aug 2004

Jim Doherty's most recent post of the subject is well worth a look and he certainly makes good points--as do so many other good posts from our resident experts on the subjects of Noir and Hardboiled.

Frankly, I feel like an undergraduate in this
"graduate studies" group. But I'll stick to the basics.



All the extra stuff like "colloquial" limits Noir and Hardboiled and would still, I think, exclude Chandler and John D. MacDonald.

Like so many things--politics, religion, and the Yankees--the arguments can go on forever with no absolute meeting of the minds.

The point is, I think, that those of us who like hardboiled and noir know what it is when we see it . . . well, maybe we might fight about some of it, especially when we try to shoe-horn Sherlock Holmes into Hardboiled or Hamlet into noir.
  Jack Bludis

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