Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Friday, 22 May 2015

Such as They Were


                I didn't mind what she called me, what anybody called me. But this was the room i had to live in, it was all i had in the way of a home. In it was everything that was mine, that had any association for me, any past, anything that took the place of a family. Not much ; a few books, pictures, radio, chessmen, old letters. Stuff like that. Nothing. Such as they were. They had all my memories.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
1939

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We Agreed


                       '' I thought we agreed that women and gambling don;t mix.''
Gilda
1946

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Rita Hayworth
Gilda

Mosaic Noir #63

LA Confidential

Quai Des Orfevres

Crash

Asphalt Jungle

A Most Violent Year

Big Combo

Casino

The Conformist

Se7en

American Gigolo

Detour

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Old Friend


              Old friend, there are people - young and old - that i like, and people that i do not like. The former are always in short supply.

John D MacDonald
Dress Her in Indigo
1969

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Daniella Zalcman
NYC

The Killers







The Killers
Robert Siodmak
1946

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Moments of Noir ...... part 10

Chinatown

The Killing

Blood Simple

Maltese Falcon

Last Seduction

Detour

Taxi Driver

Always Darker


        Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Third Man
1949

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

All But Invisible


     He existed a step or two to one side of the common world, largely out of sight, a shadow, all but invisible. Whatever he owned either he could hoist on his back and lug it along or he could walk away from it. Anonymity was what he loved most about the city. Being a part of it and apart from it at the same time.

Drive
James Sallis
2005

Mosaic Noir #62

Memento

Rififi

Rear Window

Following

The Conformist

Raging Bull

Body Heat

Monday, 18 May 2015

That's the Part


       But that's the part of it i always liked. He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling.

Dashiell Hammett
Maltese Falcon
1930

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Maltese Falcon 1940

Body Heat












Body Heat
Lawrence Kasdan
1981