A GUIDE TO FILM NOIR GENRE by Roger Ebert January 30, 1995   |   Print Page     Film noir is . . . 1. A French term meaning "black film," or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France. 2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending. 3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places…

A GUIDE TO FILM NOIR GENRE by Roger Ebert January 30, 1995 | Print Page Film noir is . . . 1. A French term meaning "black film," or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France. 2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending. 3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places…

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In the original Reek Sunday pilgrimage, those who were without an abundance of food or of means would climb the hill in order to get closer to God before they offered up prayers for increase. This is good because their prayers were heard and many were blessed because of this effort. However, this day has been largely taken over by Lughnasadh, and the celebration for Lugh has changed the meanings of their climbs and the meaning behind many of the ancient traditions that they once held dear.

In the original Reek Sunday pilgrimage, those who were without an abundance of food or of means would climb the hill in order to get closer to God before they offered up prayers for increase. This is good because their prayers were heard and many were blessed because of this effort. However, this day has been largely taken over by Lughnasadh, and the celebration for Lugh has changed the meanings of their climbs and the meaning behind many of the ancient traditions that they once held dear.

Falkland, Scotland - 'Lang may yer lum reek' by Buspass, via Flickr - Scots for "Long may your chimney smoke." An old New Year greeting meaning "Have a prosperous New Year."

Falkland, Scotland - 'Lang may yer lum reek' by Buspass, via Flickr - Scots for "Long may your chimney smoke." An old New Year greeting meaning "Have a prosperous New Year."

Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning "SaintPatrick's Mountain"] nicknamed the Reek,[2] is a an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo in Ireland.  Long before Christianity, the mountain was an important spiritual site.

Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phádraig, meaning "SaintPatrick's Mountain"] nicknamed the Reek,[2] is a an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo in Ireland. Long before Christianity, the mountain was an important spiritual site.

Auld Reekie - or as some call it, Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland. Auld Reekie means 'old smoke' - reek in the Scots language meaning smoke.

Auld Reekie - or as some call it, Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland. Auld Reekie means 'old smoke' - reek in the Scots language meaning smoke.

'Lang may yer lum reek' distressed hanging plaque, Scottish phrase meaning 'live long and happily'.

'Lang may yer lum reek' distressed hanging plaque, Scottish phrase meaning 'live long and happily'.

Reek: What it usually means: When something smells really bad. What it means in Westeros: A guy who lost his mind (and his favorite appendage).

Reek: What it usually means: When something smells really bad. What it means in Westeros: A guy who lost his mind (and his favorite appendage).

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