Monday, 6 April 2020

A Long Night

     "She was shot dead, in cold blood" he said bitterly. I could see we were in for a long night. I got out my cigarettes.

March Violets
Phillip Kerr

Beuford Smith

More Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Bob Rafaelson

Sunday, 5 April 2020

By Being Dumb

You can get in just as much trouble by being dumb and innocent as you can by breaking the law.

Billie Holiday


Just Work At It

        For two people in a hundred marriage is wonderful. The rest just work at it. after twenty years all the guy has left is a workbench in the garage.

The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler

Awake or Asleep

My cigarette burns me, i wake with a start
My hand isn't hurt, but there's pain in my heart
Awake or asleep, ev'ry mem'ry i'll keep
Deep in a dream of you
Deep in a Dream
(Van Heusen/De Lange)
Chet Baker

William Claxton
Chet Baker & Russ Freeman

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Death of a Cyclist

Death of a Cyclist
Juan Antonio Bardem

From a Gutter

Cab drivers are night-riding denizens of the first order. They view wretched foibles from a gutter perspective.

The Cold Six Thousand
James Ellroy

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #13

Rear Window

Act of Violence


Body and Soul


Killers Kiss


Nightmare Alley


Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)


Brute Force

Le Samourai

 Strangers on a Train

LA Confidential

Lost Weekend

Un Flic

The Man Who Wasn't There

The Friends of Eddie Coyle