--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BaxDeal@... wrote:
> In a message dated 11/10/08 9:20:29 AM, gbaeza@... writes:
> > I guess to me noir is more of a sensibility, a style, or an outlook
> > instead of a mere collection of plot ingredients that must go into a
> > given title so it can be stocked in the correct bookshelf.
> yeah, me too. it's a worldview. a grimly existential one.
> "grimly" and "existential" is kind of redundant, isn't it? can one
> existential? philosophy wonks, weigh in
Apparently yes, if Jean-Paul Sartre is any indication. He was a bon
vivant. He seems to be the exception rather than the rule, though. I
read somewhere that Robert Bresson was not unlike some of his
characters. Now, there is is problem: what is joy? Perhaps an ascetic
guy like Bresson felt joy. It may not be what I would call joy, but
that doesn't negate its validity for him. You can't base it on
Best, and sorry for taking the bait and boring everybody with this
type of speculation.
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