--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> > Steve, I agree with you. The movie Psycho is not noir. The Bloch book is not noir either. It's a horror thriller (!). By the way, the book is excellent, better than the movie.
> Then nothing by Bloch would be considered noir. Do the psychotic characters somehow disqualify it from being noir?
The presence of crazies per se does not disqualify a work from being noir (The Killer Inside Me, and many others), but my instinct tells me that Psycho is not noir. There is no existential predicament in that movie.
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