RE: RARA-AVIS: comic noir as black humor (was hardboiled comedy)

Date: 07 Mar 2005

Miker wrote:
"I wouldn't call CAPE FEAR noir. CAPE FEAR would have been noir if told from the con's viewpoint."


Thanks for this clarification, Miker. That clears up my confusion on that. CAPE FEAR was made in dark B&W to look like a noir film, and it started out from Mitchum's pov, then switched to Peck's, and had a happy ending from that pov. I agree--not noir.


Bruce Makous Author, Riding the Brand

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