From: Michael Robison (
Date: 13 May 2005

stephanie wrote:

What is the difference between noir and hard-boiled?

************* Jim Doherty offers these definitions:

hardboiled = tough + colloquial noir = dark and sinister

Jack Bludis simplifies it:

hardboiled = tough noir = screwed

A work can be both hardboiled and noir.


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