Re: RARA-AVIS: Williams and Woolrich

From: David Strecker (
Date: 09 Mar 2006

"I think there are now 12 of them, including Nightmare Alley and Laura."

I still cannot figure out why "Laura" is considered noir... I feel no sense of impending dread; no nervous tension; no
"smell of fear," to use Chandler's phrase.

I put it to the group: Your top 3 reasons why "Laura" should be counted in the same breath as "Out of the Past" and "Nightmare Alley."


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