Re: RARA-AVIS: Bouchercon article

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 23 Sep 2005

I'd have to say "working-class tragedy" doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense as a definition for noir. I also don't see the connection for film noir either - how does that definition fit film noir classics like Body Heat, Angel Heart, Chinatown, Double Indemnity, Blade Runner, Godfather 2?

--- In, "Marc Seals" <mseals@t...> wrote:
> Though I am through debating definitions, I really like Dennis
Lehane's definition of "noir" as "working-class tragedy." I'm currently teaching a course focusing on film noir, and I will definitely use that....
> Replying to my own post.... Pathetic.
> ~Marc
> ----- Original Message -----
> Have you all seen this nice write-up about Bouchercon?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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