Although Noir is serious business — someone must get into a world of hurt, preferably in a dark place — it is also a business that encourages diversity. That diversity includes satire. Take for example Hollywood Noir: Satirical Photographs by Will Connell or films in the tradition of black humor, foremost among them Fargo, Yojimbo, and Heathers, a personal favorite.
Comedian Wayne Lammers is mining that tradition in this brilliant video about the surveillance state. It’s only going to get worse. So what do to? Laugh at it while you can. Darkly.