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In 2004, a guy who I don't know named Jeremy Abbate saw my website and wrote a song called "I Wanna Be As Cool As Jessica Barron." It still amuses me.
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October 12, 2009
Noir Is the Poetry of Failure
Reading David Lehman's The Murder Mystery, Film Noir, and Poetry
Loved what he wrote:
Noir is the flip side of Horatio Alger. It is the product of desperation, the recurrent dream of failure, a catalogue of the many things that can go wrong and do go wrong when lust and greed overlap. It is in this regard that noir could be said to extend a tradition of American literature, which 'from Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson through Crane, Dreiser, and Faulkner has been obsessed with crime, guilt, deception, deceit, nightmare, mystery, murder, and the disintegrating psyche.'
Labels: film, movie, noir, poetry
posted by Jess Barron @ 8:41 PM