Re: RARA-AVIS: Definitions

Date: 08 Jul 2007

> I think I can say that we are as unable
> to defined hard-boiled and noir as the Supreme Court was unable to
> define pornography a few decades ago. We think we know
> Hard-boiled and Noir when we see it, but we're never going
> to agree totally on every piece of work--or like every piece of work.
in my view, noir is the creative manifestation of a nihilistic point of view.
  as such, it is constantly evolving and redefining itself, because it is an expression of a philisophical bent

hardboiled is an unflinching attitude in the face of severe adversity. as such, it is timeless

John Lau

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