Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir is not for everybody

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 29 Sep 2005

A lot of noir could be rewritten as hardboiled by changing the POV. Fast Lane started off as hardboiled PI, but I changed the POV and made it a psychotic noir novel instead. Still tempted to go back and write a hardboiled PI version.

Dave Z.

--- In, Bruce Makous <bruce@b...> wrote:
> Jim Winter wrote:
> "Because not everyone in a noir story is screwed, just the main
> character or
> a central group of characters. Obviously, noir is as much about
POV as
> it is
> outlook or atmospherics. "
> I really agree that POV is key. I've often thought that CASABLANCA
> from the Bridgid O'Shaughnessy POV would be noir. As is, it's
> hardboiled. There are many examples of POV resulting in noir.
> Best,
> Bruce Makous

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