Daily Dose of Darkness #18: Keep Driving (Scene from The Hitch-Hiker) in Summer of Darkness: Investigating Film Noir Posted July 14, 2015 While I am by nature kind of argumentative, I can look at a movie and say "That is/isn't a noir" and hear someone say the opposite and it doesn't bother me that much. I'm more about what a movie made me think and feel, and if it's filed in my mental library as a noir and someone else's mental library and crime fiction, that's cool. I'm with you on that. Disagreement is no big deal. I'm just looking to understand, and the more different perspectives I have, the easier it is. I'm having trouble seeing the hitch-hiker as a product of a flawed world, simply because we don't see any evidence of what the world has done to him, and nor do we see any evidence that the world is flawed — everything works like clockwork to track down and apprehend the badguy. But you're right, this badguy had to come from somewhere, so there must be something in the world to make this evil possible. Thanks for the discussion, glad to be learning from you.