Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Friday, 3 July 2020

1967

Le Samourai

In Cold Blood

Accident

Point Blank

Branded to Kill

Deadly Affair

A Colt is My Passport

Night of the Generals

Nowhere But Everywhere


           ....... i could feel the surface tension that held the crowd, invisible, untouchable, nowhere but everywhere, fragile but all-imprisoning, i have felt it hold an infantry company before an attack, the witnesses before an execution, a courtroom before a verdict, a family before the moment of death. Now it held the crowd, the moving bodies milling on the sidewalk and the still bodies and the turning faces, both black and white, in the balcony line.

excerpt from
The Professional
WC Heinz
1958

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Herbert Morton Stoops

                    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1034794.The_Professional

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Closer to Oneself


                 The night was a time for bestial affinities, for drawing closer to oneself.

Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
1950

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Strangers on a Train
1951

Hard Times - Depression Era #2

Isaac Soyer

Victoria Ebbels Hutson Huntley

Thomas Hart Benton

Kyra Markham

Ben Shahn

Bernard Brussel Smith

Isabel Smith

Claire Leighton

Thomas James Dellbridge

Anthony Velonis

Harry Shokler

unknown

Minna Citron

Charles Burchfield

Benton Murdoch Spruance

Reginald Marsh