RARA-AVIS: Re:can noir writers advocate social reform?

From: jimdohertyjr ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Nov 2006


Re your comments below:

> Except, of course, that dark and sinister atmospherics, while often
> employed in noir, are not the defining characteristic of noir.

Not only are they the defining characterstics of noir. They are the ONLY defining characteristics of noir.

But even if you disagree with that, the notion that something that would otherwise be hard-boiled or noir but for its political focus is fallacious.


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