Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Monday, 18 June 2018

Turned His Back


        He turned his back on her, moved to the cashier's stand. He paid his check, left the restaurant and stood on the corner waiting for a cab. The night air had a thick softness and the smell of stale smoke from factories that had been busy in the day, and the smell of cheap whiskey and dead cigarettes and Philadelphia springtime.

David Goodis
The Burglar
1953

    https://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2017/05/david-goodis-gritty-angel-of-angst/

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Charles Bender
Philadelphia 1950

Asphalt Jungle






Asphalt Jungle
John Huston
1950

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Fragments of wartime #3

 Anthropoid

Paths of Glory

Labyrinth of Lies

Babylon Berlin

La Silence Du Mer

Odessa File

The Man with the Iron Heart

Amen

Copenhagen


The Good German

Counterfeiters

Imitation Game

Spies of Warsaw

You've Changed

You've Changed
(Carey/Fisher)
Sarah Vaughan
1960

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Man Who Wasn't There


The Man Who Wasn't There
Coen bros
2001

Darker Hemingway


The Killers ...…. 1927
Fifty Grand ……. 1927
A Clean Well Lighted Place ...… 1933
To Have and Have Not ……. 1937

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Nobody and Everybody


I suspect nobody and everybody.
Laura
Otto Preminger
1944

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Laura

Night Does Not Show


Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with it's strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.

Brassai

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Hopper Nighthawks pastiche

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Roger Deakins

Millers Crossing

No Country for Old Men

 The Man Who wasn't There

Stormy Monday

Homicide

Hurricane

 Valley of Elah

Thunderheart

 Barton Fink

Dead Man Walking

Prisoners

Where Was Heaven ?


            Once he hadn't believed in hell. Once he hadn't believed in a personal demoniac deity. But he'd seen men possessed. He knew powers of evil flogged the earth and powers of good weren't strong enough to exorcise them. The powers of good, what had happened to them ? Where was heaven ? 

Dorothy B. Hughes

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Rick Kallaher