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

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 25 Nov 2006

At 11:00 PM 24/11/2006 +0000, you wrote:

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

I don't see a need to go around that cycle again- it's all in the RA archives.

>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

Yes, of course it is. The political focus actually suggests noir, especially assuming the knowledge that power necessarily corrupts. This applies to power in the very broadest, as well as the defined, partisan, sense.

Best, Kerry

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