Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: S鲩e Noire

Date: 21 Dec 2006

Oh, Dave, in answer to your question about protagonists in noir who manage to crawl out of the abyss at the last moment -- look at the tacked-on false, happy endings on many classic films noir. I always laugh at the end of Pickup on South Street, when Richard Widmark walks off with the gril who is going to keep him straight. Yeah, right! What other skills does this pickpocket have? And while he may have done one noble act to get a girl, I hardly see it changing his entire (im)moral compass.


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