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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Nothin' Seems Right


Check this strange beverage that falls out from the sky
Splashin Bagdad on the Hudson in panther Martin's eyes
He's high and outside wearin' candy apple red
Scarlett gave him twenty-seven stitches in his head
With a pint of green Chartreuse nothin' seems right
You buy the Sunday paper on a Saturday night

Till the Money Runs Out
(T. Waits)
Tom Waits

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Rebecca Lepkoff

                     http://www.tomwaits.com/songs/song/111/Til_The_Money_Runs_Out/

Hammett

Hammett
Wim Wenders
1982

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Dietrich






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Eve Arnold -
Marlene Dietrich
New York, November 1952
Magnum Photos

Like Woven Dust


        Lundy's place had the appearance of something projected through old film onto a cracked screen. It was large and it had a high ceiling and the furnishings had no color, no gloss, no definite shape. The wood of the bar and the tables was splintered and gray with time, and the floor had a mossy texture, like woven dust.

David Goodis
Cassidy's Girl
1951

https://goodreadingcopy.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/another-trip-to-the-gutter-cassidys-girl-by-david-goodis/

Friday, 15 March 2019

More Set Up














The Set Up
Robert Wise
1949
                         http://www.ciakhollywood.com/hp/staserahovintoanchio/

By It's Nature


      By it's nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by travelling ; namely the strange.

Jane Jacobs
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
1961

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Paul Seibert
Manhattan, NYC

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Yale Joel











Silent Victories


       Melvillean suspense suspends ordinary details and trappings, leaving only a few esoteric symbols and a collection of rarefied settings cleared for combat, tests of skill and silent victories.

Chris Fujiwara
What is the Red Circle
2011
Criterion.com

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Le Cercle Rouge
1970

      https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1815-le-cercle-rouge-what-is-the-red-circle