btw. I'll use an analogy for porn also for defining noir: you know it
when you see it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Brian Thornton
> Thank you, O Sage, O Woodrell, for finally shining the beacon of
> upon we poor, benighted masses.
> Authors defining "noir" is sort of like porn actors defining money
> Either you do it, or you don't.
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Michael S. Chong
> > "I just brought noir back to town, man. Both sides of that story do
> > exist, the unbelievably generous and kind smalltown stuff happens
> > down from the shotgun shack and the woman who sells her twelve
> > daughter for ten bucks a throw. I focused on the noir. Not to start a
> > fracas, but hardly anything in books or films that others call
> > pass muster as noir by my indices----a saxophone, a blonde and an
> > cigarette do not make a thing noir. Pure noir is a direct bastard
> > Greek Tragedy, a bastard child that was raised by the bunch that
> > it, that being gutterbound underbelly proseteers and their
> > novels are among the few places to encounter the POV of the underclass
> > expressed as if to other underclass folk-that is to say as
truthfully as can
> > be. I am as proud to be considered related to them (I mean,
> > Edward Anderson, Charles Williams, Kromer, James Ross, LeSieur,
> > the
> > rest) as I am to any of the sanctified names."
> > From an interview posted at
> > Michael
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