Regarding retro noir: yes, I too feel that after the summation of "No Country for Old Men" in text and film, there's room for little more than rehash and pastiche. An ending.
Regarding WWF: Washington Water Front? Whole Wheat Furniture? Whither White Functionaries? Wonder What For.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Bludis
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:18 AM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Existential and all that
You said, wrote, whatever:
>>Categorically, I put noir as existentialist crime writing, a point of view doomed to failure, I strongly suspect, especially as we seem to have long ago progressed from noir to neo-noir and are now ripping through post-noir at a fabulous rate. What could possibly be next, except the end?<<
There's always retro noir, which will probably be around at least as long as we and rara-avis are.
And in your PS, you asked, "Regarding Lap Dance, why would a bouncer be built like the World Wildlife Fund?"
And mrt said:
>>I mean, the future post-everything? On the other hand, perhaps the old
Taoists were right and this troubled existence is all an illusion
inside our minds. The world will be fine.... without us. If it is an
illusion, then we're fuckin' cretins, that's all I have to say.<<
If this is all an illusion than you're the only cretin, because we don't exist except in your mind. But if this is my illusion ... uh ... you'll never get this except in my mind.
(Why do I always see those initials as Mr. T?)
Is out philosophy getting out of hand here? Or have we formed a new philosphy, Rara-avianism?
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