On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Gonzalo Baeza <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "Tim Lane's graphic novel is definitely noir, although the criminal
> element is secondary to the character's bleak existences and the
> overall grim outlook of the stories."
Wouldn't that make it "grimly existential" as opposed to "noirish"?
I know we've had this discussion before, but just as, during the early 90s
in the music scene all new rock music became "alternative" rock music, it
seems that these days anything that's "grim" or "bleak" (or "dark" or...
or... or...) is dutifully marketed as "noir," or "noirish."
It seems to me that we're still seeing a further constant blurring of the
lines and the inevitable miss-use of the term "noir."
Just my two cents.
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