film noir

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat May 12 13:37:12 UTC 2001

>Does anyone know of a term that would render the opposite of "film noir,"
>something implying brightness or light and distinct from "comedie"?

I don't, but "film blanc" apparently has some currency, applied to such
films as "Fargo" and "Insomnia" -- apparently a variant of "film noir"
rather than really opposite ... see, e.g.,

-- Doug Wilson

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