RARA-AVIS: An Interview of Interest

From: Nathan Cain ( IndieCrime@gmail.com)
Date: 07 Mar 2008

A while ago I posted about the forthcoming book Arts of Darkness by Thomas Hibbs.
( Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Arts-Darkness-American-Quest-Redemption/dp/1890626716/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204931077&sr=8-1)

There is now an interview with Hibbs at the National Review Online, a publication for which he is a film reviewer. It's about film noir, and I realize film has been a controversial topic of late, but this is worth listening to. He's a pretty thoughtful guy. Topics include the definition of noir (really, it's the second question the interviewer asks. I'm gonna guess he's not a member of this list.), Marxist interpretations of the The Maltese Falcon, whether noir films have a special appeal to conservatives, the nexus between horror and noir. It's not a bad interview overall and it makes me want to read the book. Here's the interview.


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