Re: RARA-AVIS: Types of noir (was Re: Pop. 1280)

Date: 26 Jul 2007

Dae wrote:

"Psycho noir is a relatively new term that's been popping to describe movies like Blue Velvet, Fight Club and Memento where the protagonist is somewhat out of touch with reality."

While it may be a new term, your (correct in my mind) application of it to Thompson shows that the lit it applies to is not new. His books are full of psycho/sociopaths who are deluding, or trying to delude, others and sometimes themselves.

And it's an ongoing tradition, Dave was too modest to suggest his own Fast Lane as a great contemporary example.


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