RARA-AVIS: Humour and irony in noir

From: Paul Farrell ( pm_farrell@hotmail.com)
Date: 23 Oct 2004

E.Borgers wrote:
>I 'm personally
>convinced that Chandler is noir and did noir in part of his writing, but
>he did not know it....
>I am even convinced that noir is a larger territory, including the
>hard-boiled works and authors. But, hey, on this list it's something
>that will quickly lead me to be dumped in the R-A bonfire for heretics

I'll join you on that pyre. The first book that I read in the noir/HB genre was Chandler's THE BIG SLEEP, and it still feels to me like a great example of a particular noir style, if you look past some surface elements like the wisecracking dialogue. By comparison, the Hawks movie version feels completely un-noir to me, despite the fact that it's usually called film noir.

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