Re: RARA-AVIS: Cain and Hammett

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 03 Oct 2007

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

 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.
> William, you shouldn't talk down to people.
I don't think I'm doing that at all. The poster made a point about how many films were incorporated into the film noir books and how many would have to be cut if such-and-such was applied. And I gave an example of
"The Blue Dahlia" because I just re-saw the film -- after many years -- just the other day.

How is that talking down to people? I'm serious in not understanding you.


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