A subset of the Noir genre of film and literature. Heavy Noir is any of a burgeoning set of neo-noir works featuring hard choice, gritty settings, flawed characters, and a fatalistic view of virtue set in a modern setting. Examples include films such as Brick and Chrysalis and novels such as Crooked Little Vein.
Even when you win you lose, this day is so Heavy Noir.
by Ravenpaine March 30, 2011