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The film noir hour was pretty insightful and fun to watch, but I still don't
buy Schrader's argument that noir is something other than a genre. "We don't
make film noirs today," he says. Any thoughts on this topic? If Dahl and
Tarrantino aren't doing genre films I don't know who is, and both of them focus
on noir concerns consistently. It appears to me if noir wasn't a genre during
the '40-'58 cycle, it sure seems to be now. The many noir parodies in recent
years, in my estimation, provide further evidence of the cyclical nature of
a genre, as opposed to a movement, cycle, style, and so on...