RARA-AVIS: Noir humor

From: Lehane, Con [NEA] ( clehane@nea.org)
Date: 22 Oct 2004

 I wonder about noir, and the humor in Willeford's wonderfully ironic view of the world. Scott Phillips does this also, especially in his latest book, Cottonwood, which has a kind of Willeford, flavor. But then, according to Scott, Eddie Muller said he wasn't really a noir writer ... And if he's not a noir writer, what does this say about Willeford being a noir writer? And if Willeford isn't a noir writer ...

In case any of you are around Wilmington, North Carolina next week, this news from the spiffed up Cape Fear Crime Festival:

There will be a Film Noir screening and discussion, presented by Professor Tim Palmer from the UNCW Department of Film Studies. Prof. Palmer's talk is entitled, "Out of the (American) Past: The Myth of Film Noir." I don't know the time or day.

Con Lehane
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