Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I Stumble and Fall


A long silent street
I walk in blackness and i stumble and fall and rise
and i walk blind
my feet stepping on silent stones and dry leaves
Someone behind, also stepping on stones, leaves
If i slow down, he slows
If i run, he runs
I turn ; nobody
Everything dark and doorless
Turning and turning these corners
which lead forever to the street
where nobody waits for, nobody follows me
Where i pursue a man who stumbles
and rises, and says when he sees me : nobody

Octavio Paz

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Thomas Scilipoti

Monday, 20 April 2015

Misfit Noir 5

Le Samourai

Postman Always Rings Twice

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Detour

Killer Inside Me

Night of the Hunter

Point Blank

I Stared ......


      I stared. She caught me staring. She lifted her glance half an inch and i wasn't there anymore. But wherever i was i was holding my breath.

Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye
1953

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unknown

Sunday, 19 April 2015

All Time Espionage Noir

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The Lives of Others
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
The Conversation
The Conformist
Odessa File
The Deadly Affair
Ministry of Fear

The Lives of Others
The Quiet American (2002)
Eye of the Needle
Syriana
Gorky Park
The Debt
The Human Factor
Breach
Rendition
Page Eight
Farewell
Man Hunt
Bourne Identity

City on the Make


      ....... Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it can never love you.

Nelson Algren
City on the Make
1951

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Taxi Driver Art







Past Was Close Behind


But all the while i was alone
The past was close behind
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind, and i just grew
Tangled up in blue

Tangled Up in Blue
(Dylan)
Bob Dylan

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Charles Hewitt

Friday, 17 April 2015

Misfit Noir 4

Odd Man Out

Nickel Ride

The Prowler

The Conformist

The Missing Person

The Sniper

Godfather

Kiss Me Deadly

Crossing Guard

Like a Tide


                        The past was filling the room like a tide of whispers.

Ross MacDonald
The Instant Enemy
1968

reblogged from Noirboiled Notes

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Double indemnity










Double Indemnity
Billy Wilder
1944

You Wake Up


             You wake up one day and you're an adult. And all the people you were just dreaming about have gone and changed. So you shake the sleep dust from your eyes and you say, was it really so long ago that you and i sat together having fun ? No, not so long ago, but life goes by in the blink of an eye.

The Missing Person
Noah Busch
2009

reblogged via Tipping my fedora blog

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The Missing Person
2009