RARA-AVIS: Re: Daniel Woodrell on "Noir"

From: JIM DOHERTY (jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Feb 2009

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    Re your comments below:

    "Wickipedia, for once, pretty much nails the distinction: 'In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened.'"

    No, as usual, Wikipedia misses the point. The "prevention of a crime" is important only in that it makes it easier to build a plot that emphasizes action, suspense, and pace.

    Its not a requirement. Like the rotating POV, it's just a device that allows the writer to meet the requirement.



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