Notes

Many thanks to Steven M. Sanders and Aeon J. Skoble for their insightful comments on earlier drafts of this essay.

1. Jason Holt, "A Darker Shade: Realism in Neo-Noir," in The Philosophy of Film Noir, ed. Mark T. Conard (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2006), 24.

2. Robert Portofiro, "No Way Out: Existential Motifs in the Film Noir" (1976), reprinted in Film Noir Reader, ed. Alain Silver and James Ursini (New York: Limelight, 1996), 80; Mark T. Conard, "Nietzsche and the Meaning and Definition of Noir," in Conard, The Philosophy of Film Noir, 12.

4. Steven M. Sanders, "Film Noir and the Meaning of Life," in Conard, The Philosophy of Film Noir, 103.

6. Aeon J. Skoble, "Moral Clarity and Practical Reason in Film Noir," in Conard, The Philosophy of Film Noir, 41.

7. Conard, "Nietzsche and the Meaning and Definition of Noir," 19.

11. Albert Camus, "An Absurd Reasoning," in The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (New York: Vintage Books, 1955), 16, 38.

17. Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus," in The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, 90.

18. Albert Camus, "An Absurd Man" in The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays,

19. Camus, "An Absurd Reasoning," 30, 44.

20. Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus," 89, 89.

22. Camus, "An Absurd Reasoning," 31, 40.

24. John Cruikshank, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959), 155, 94; Albert Camus, The Plague (New York: Vintage Books, 1948), 180.

25. Cruikshank, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt, 107.

27. Camus, "An Absurd Reasoning," 31.

28. Cruikshank, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt, 70

31. Cruikshank, Albert Camus and the Literature of Revolt, 83.

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