Here are a couple quotes from esteemed Columbia professor Ann Douglas, who was present on stage among the powerful when Jelly Boy the Clown and I crashed an event in 2006 at Columbia's Miller Hall.
"--noir offers a map of subversion."
"Noir is a critique of power. . . . Power and money are ugly and they rule."
Really? You don't say?
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