“A Blond Satan” – Blaser’s essay on Film Noir’s Detective Hero

Check out Blaser’s essay on the development of the noir hero in which he explains:

  • Why Citizen Kane is the one of the best early examples of modern film noir…
  • How cynicism and doom form the foundation of film noir…
  • Why the detective hero is not so different from the noir villain…
  • How Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade differ in degree of humanity…
  • Why martyrdom is essential to the noir tale…

Very interesting essay. Read, ruminate, and discuss below…

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