Reminds me of something ... Ellington, I think it was ... said about jazz when asked to give a definition: 'If you have to ask, you'll never know.'
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From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 2:45:02 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Super Heroes, Comics, and Noir
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, Sean Shapiro <ssshapir@.. .> wrote:
> What is noir? Says the OED: A genre of crime film or detective
fiction characterized by cynicism,
> sleaziness, fatalism, and moral ambiguity; film noir. Also: a film or
> novel in this genre.
> Does that help? Didn't think so.
People have presented many possible definitions, all of which have
something going for them... it is easy to say when something is _not_
noir, just like you can tell immediately if something is _not_ jazz...
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