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Friday, 1 July 2016

The Path we Choose


            It has been my experience that most human stories are circular rather than linear. Regardless of the path we choose we somehow end up where we commenced - in part, i suspect, that the child who lives in us goes along for the ride.

James Lee Burke
The Glass Rainbow
2010

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Andy Sapp

Jan Lukas






Thursday, 30 June 2016

Got Too Crowded


House got too crowded, clothes got too tight
And i don't know just where i'm goin tonight
Out where the sky's been cleared by a good hard rain
There's somebody callin' my secret name
Lucky Town
(Springsteen)
Bruce Springsteen

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Not Good for Us


The bad people want us to have more dough and the good people are fighting to keep it from us. It's not good for us, know what i mean ?

Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me
1952

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Bring the Water to L.A



Either you bring the water to LA or you bring LA to the water.
Chinatown

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Chinatown 1974

Man's Worst Enemy


Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

Frank Sinatra

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Herman Leonard

Monday, 27 June 2016

Out Here chasing Dreams


                   We're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe. Why do we come out here chasing dreams that are so hard to catch ? It takes your heart, your guts and your liver just to find the lock, and then 999 times out of a grand you can't find the key.

Robert Campbell

Benn Mitchell








Sunday, 26 June 2016

Game of Chance


Life's a game of chance
And you're one of the minor players
Look for what you love
The day to come harbours some

Round Midnight
(Monk/Hanighen/Williams)
Carmen Macrae

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Alfred Statler
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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Reached for Something


           My free hand reached for something to hold on to and closed on liquid nothing.

Ross MacDonald

Friday, 24 June 2016

A Man Out of Time




















                 Late 1960s Los Angeles ultimately provides a kind of purgatory that Walker needs to pick or bludgeon his way through. But although Walker is a very physical presence who metes out some form of violence to many of the characters he meets, as well as a whole range of inanimate objects, he is actually not directly responsible for any of the multiple deaths that pepper the film.

A Man Out of Time
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema 2007

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Point Blank
 1967

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Darkness Take My Hand ............ 25

Wages of Fear

Death of a Cyclist

Hardcore

Gun Crazy

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Night and the City

Crimson Kimono

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

All Your Life


            ............ I keep trying, when i remember to, but it keeps getting tougher every year. Like trying to chin yourself with one hand. You can practice off and on all your life and never make it.

Ross MacDonald
The Barbarous Coast
1956

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