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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Begin Again


                           Drink from the well of your self and begin again.

Charles Bukowski

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Killers Kiss
1955

Mosaic Noir #35

Postman Always Rings Twice

Reservoir Dogs

Brief Encounter

Memento

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Perfidia


               The store was jinxed. Four heists in one month predicted a fifth heist. It was probably the same bandit. The man worked solo. He covered his face with a bandana and carried a long-barreled gat. He always stole narcotics and till cash.

Perfidia
James Ellroy
2014

Cheap Cut Satin


                                     Cheap cut satin and bad perfume
                                     Showtime is almost here
                                     Teased up by a strip cartoon
                                     Laughing up your sleeve
                                     Sniggering in your beer
                                     He'd seen the bottom of a lot of glasses
                                     But he'd never seen love so near
                                    
King Horse
(Costello)
Elvis Costello 

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Fred Lyon
Barbary Coast

Dark Vegas







Leaving Las Vegas
Mike Figgis
1995

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bright Guilty World


                                                 It's a bright, guilty world.
Lady from Shanghai
1947

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Lady from Shanghai

Dead Man's Eyes


  Because some of them are all right but some of them would steal the money off a dead man's eyes.

Dance at the Slaughterhouse
(Matthew Scudder #9)
Lawrence Block
1991

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Robert McGinnis

Friday, 12 September 2014

Desert Noir #2

Bad Day at Black Rock

The Hitch Hiker

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


Ace in the Hole

Way of the Gun

The Prowler

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Remember Those Cheers ........


                            ' I remember those cheers
                             They still ring in my ears   
                             After years, they remain in my thoughts'

Raging Bull
1980
                       
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Robert De Niro
Raging Bull

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ticket to Hell


           He felt a sense of loneliness for a moment, an empty need for something he'd never put into words, and never would. The desolation of the vast country was like a symbolic painting of his own life - the boulders, the dry heat - without another soul as far as he could see.


Ticket to Hell
Harry Whittington
1959

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Black Lizard cover

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

So Walk Tall


                                It's midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute
                                It's a mad dog's promenade
                                So walk tall, or baby, don't walk at all

New York City Serenade
(Springsteen)
Bruce Springsteen

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