1. Leo Parascondola

    “Film noir was a manifestation of the fear, despair and loneliness at the core of American life apparent well before the first shot was fired in WW2.” — Yes, a very important point. Nice post!

  2. Stupendous post! Brilliant research! Completely agree on the assessment, which as you note has some support from the scribes. The time understandable had some cynical thinkers. Ah those now defunct NYC theaters. They were true cultural landmarks.

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