Saturday, 5 July 2014

Always Redeemed

        The hallmarks of the Noir style are fear, guilt and loneliness, breakdown and despair, sexual obession and social corruption. A sense that the world is controlled by malignant forces preying on us, a rejection of happy endings and a preference for resolutions heavy with doom, but always redeemed by a breathtakingly vivid poetry of word ......

Francis M. Nevins
introduction to
Darkness at Dawn - Cornell Woolrich

Leigh Weiner
San Francisco 1961
reblogged via Noirbynight

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