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

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 28 Jul 2007

Dave Zeltserman wrote:

Mike, your inclusion of Double Indemnity is an interesting one. Walter Huff's motivation for the murder and his subsequent downfall is more out of traditional noir--there's nothing really psychotic about his outlook or rationalizations, but more that crossed that moral line and is doomed.

************** You're right. I was off on Double Indemnity. I guess the strength of Phyllis's craziness sorta dragged me the wrong way. The main protagonist probably needs to be crazy to stamp it psycho noir.


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