Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir series (long answer)

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 14 Sep 2007

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Again, I mean this in all seriousness and not in any
> way being a wisenheimer but . . . considered by
> whom?
> *******************
> The only reason you ask about who considers some of
> Chandler's movies to be noir is so I can play the
> straight man for your lead-in to why it isn't noir.
Not so. If you say such-and-such is noir because a, b, and c say it is noir, then that is an answer. In this case, it's IMDB lists it as noir. I'm really not a wisenheimer. All I'm trying to do is to find the definition that includes say "Dark Passasge" (or "In A Lonely Place"), "The Big Sleep" (or another private eye film) and say "The Asphalt Jungle." All are considered noir by some but not by me and all I'm looking for -- and not necessarily from you -- is the unified field theory that says these are noir.


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