Re: Re : RARA-AVIS: Motel Noir

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 15 Jul 2009

  • Next message: Laurent Lehmann: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Motel noir..."

    --- In, "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.


    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 15 Jul 2009 EDT