Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain and Hammett

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 03 Oct 2007

--- Terrill Lankford <> wrote:

> As for
> movies, poor Eddie Muller would have to go back and
> cut out about two thirds of each of his excellent
> noir tribute books.

Look, I think the number is even higher than that. When you have a second-rate whodunit like The Blue Dahlia called noir, I roll on the floor. The whole point -- at least my whole point -- is that noir *is* a very narrow definition and it doesn't include ever postwar, B&W crime film with a dame and a fedora.


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