Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Super Heroes, Comics, and Noir

Date: 25 Jul 2008

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    Mario wrote:

    "it is easy to say when something is _not_ noir, just like you can tell immediately if something is _not_ jazz..."

    I like this comparison, as jazz is not defined by the song being played, but by the way it is played, which explains why it was often, at least early on, used as a verb to describe a musicians treatment of a song that ws being jazzed (actually, initially, it was jassed). So hen a story is "noired," it is as much presentation/treatment of the story as the story itself.


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