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Thursday, 23 October 2014

James Lee Burke Covers




Here Lies the Fool .......

                              Don't put no headstone on my grave
                              All my life i've been a slave
                              And i don't  want the world to know
                              Here lies the fool that loved you so

Don't Put No Headstone
(Rich)
Esther Phillips
1966

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Fred Lyon
Chinatown
San Francisco 1954

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Francis Wolff






Eric White #3







He Learned Some Things ............


                  He learned some things about murder early on. He learned that men killed with less provocation than women. Men killed because they were drunk, stoned, and pissed off. Men killed for money .................

James Ellroy
My Dark Places
1996

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cover for Clandestine

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Big City Shadows ....... part two

Bill Brandt

Romualdas Rakuaskas

Marcel Bovis

Josep Closa
images reblogged from
faciepopuli

Only a Woman


                                                She was as beautiful
                                                as only a woman
                                                made for dirt
                                                can be
PJ Wolfson
Bodies are Dust
1931

reblogged from Noirboiled Notes
Pulp Poem of the week

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Linda Fiorentino
Last Seduction 1994

Monday, 13 October 2014

Suture



Suture
Scott McGehee and David Siegel
1993

Til the Money Runs Out


                              The pointed man is smack dab in the middle of July
                              Swingin from the rafters in his brand new tie
                              He said i can't go back to that hotel room
                              All they do is shout
                              But i'll stay wichew baby til the money runs out
                              So bye bye baby baby bye bye

Til the Money Runs Out
(Waits)
Tom Waits   

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Lee Friedlander
Baltimore 1962

If you Believe


         If you believe you've got a conscience it can pester you to death. But if you don't believe you've got one, what can it do to ya ?

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
John Huston
1948

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Moments of Noir .........part two

Detour

Lost Weekend

The Killing

Le Cercle Rouge

Pale Flower

Les Diaboliques

Naked City

This Gun for Hire

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Making Brutality Beautiful


       '' Ellroy has a way of giving gravitas to ugliness and making brutality beautiful ............''

from
All Things Considered
Jason Sheehan