Saturday, April 16, 2016

N is for NOIR FICTION




     PULP FICTION
        late 1800’s – mid 1950’s


   NOIR fiction is a literary genre closely related to hardboiled genre with a distinction that the protagonist is not a detective, but instead either a victim, a    
    suspect, or a perpetrator. Other common characteristics include the self- 
                 destructive qualities of the protagonist.



PULP noir is a subgenre influenced by various "noir" genres, as well as (as implied by its name) pulp fiction genres, particularly the hard-boiled genre which help give rise to film noir. Pulp noir is marked by its use of classic noir techniques, but with urban influences.
























FILM  noir directly involves characters living bleak existences to accomplish a goal with odds against them. Pulp noir often portrays a grittier, one-man army. Typically, the main character has no distinguishing abilities, but can hold ground against seemingly impossible odds. Pulp noir locations are often seedy, run-down and degradated urban landscapes, where the lack of law, morals and even the proliferation of crime and drugs are common themes. Another common trend in pulp noir is the glorification and/or demonization of its urban locations.  



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And PUHLEASE!  This one is just PLAIN silly!













Always,
Em-Musing

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bleak existence sounds depressing, doesn't it?
Pulp Fiction was such a cool flick.

Ella said...

I liked the movie Pulp Fiction, too~

Interesting! I am trying to think if I have read a book like this?!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Some of those covers look seriously cool!

Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

vishal bheeroo said...

Love ur take on Noir Fiction and the collection of posters. I am a huge fan of Pulp Fiction.

www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

Hart Johnson said...

I really like Noir. Not as much villain angle, but victim angle or anti-hero are excellent.

Misha Gericke said...

Noir interests me, but it depresses me to read too much of it.

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