RARA-AVIS: Re:How to write noir

From: decastro3 (decastro3@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Mar 2009

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    > There ARE happy endings in almost every Noir film made in the 40s and 50s
    > you can think of.

    I disagree.

    I don't think the ending is what makes a film a 'noir', but generally all of those films that have happy endings that the general populace think of as noirs ("Laura", "Key Largo", etc.), bear little resemblance to films like "Out of the Past", "DOA", "Double Indemnity", etc.


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