Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Poetry of Shadows

The Set Up

Murder My Sweet

Touch of Evil

Double Indemnity

                                                                  Killers Kiss

Mildred Pierce

Strangers on a Train

Narrow Margin

Odds Against Tommorow

Saved You From


                   You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.

No Country for Old Men
Coen Brothers
2007

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

At a Tomb


           It is one thing to look at a mistreated boat and another at a tomb. The silence of the bay seemed more intense and i could see the the glint of the carrion flies.

John D. MacDonald
The Lonely Silver Rain
1985

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John L Sanchez
Oakland Bay 1937

By Implication


        No pedestrians or bystanders - innocent or even neutral. Not a single uncomplicitous, untainted character except the mute cabbie who briefly shuttles our hero between several points along his dizzying path. The absence of a general population is, by implication, a statement of contempt.

Nicholas Christopher
Somewhere in the Night -
Film Noir and the American City
1997

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Out of the Past
1947

Monday, 24 November 2014

I Was You


               Last night i dreamed about you. What happened in detail i can hardly remember ; all i know is we kept merging into one another. I was you, you were me. Finally you somehow caught fire.

Franz Kafka

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France2008
reblogged from dideriviera

Noir of the Loner #3

Croupier




















                                                            Cape Fear

Chinatown

Rififi

 Rear Window

Blast of Silence

Point Blank

Phantom Lady

Strangers on a Train

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Best of Nothing


                   California, the department store state. The most of everything and the best of nothing. Here we go again. You're not human tonight, Marlowe.

The Little Sister
Raymond Chandler
1949

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reblogged from madamebeudet

Mosaic Noir #41


Se7en

Raging Bull

They Shoot Horses Don't They ?