Does the movie The Last Temptation of Christ fit the Film Noir genre?

Matt Page at Bible Films Blog made a point that “a great number of noirish elements are to be found in [The Last Temptation of Christ]“. He read several books about the genre and found that

The consensus seems to rest much more readily on aspects such as the use of a weak male anti-hero, who is known to us and through whose eyes we view the events unfold. Thus the audience associates with his viewpoint, in fact often he will be the narrator. Typically there is also a female character present, (femme fatale) but she is less known to the audience and the leading man. He cannot figure her out, yet nevertheless he is drawn to her. Thematically questions of guilt, paranoia and identity are paramount.

Based on this one could agree with him.

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