Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Man is a Louse


Man is a louse for other men. Thus man is a host for other men. I call this semiconduction, this valve, this single arrow, this relation without a reversal of direction - parasitic.

Michael Serres
The Parasite
1980

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Jason Tannen


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Is There a Way to Win ?


Jeff Bailey - ''That's not the way to win''
Kathie Moffat - ''Is there a way to win ?''
Jeff Bailey - ''There's a way to lose more slowly''

Out of the Past
1947



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Out of the Past

Daniel Freeman





Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Like a Tide


The past
was filling the room
like a tide
of whispers.
Ross MacDonald
Instant Enemy
1968

reblogged from Noirboiled Notes

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Derek Colligan


He Just Learned


Don't cry, he just learned some women have guts.

Rififi
1955


Monday, 20 March 2017

To Go Wrong


To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.

Fyodor Dostoevsky


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Ed van der Elsken
San Francisco 1960

Steve Buscemi

Reservoir Dogs

Boardwalk Empire

Sopranos

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Thursday, 16 March 2017

I Am Convinced


I am convinced that happiness has nothing to do with money.

Takeshi Kitano


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

As Phones Do ................



     The phone rang. Softly, in actuality, yet it seemed loud and ominous, as phones do at night in dark hotel rooms.


Jim Thompson
The Nothing Man
1954


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The Kill Off -1989

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Unfinished Business


     
                A bundle of unfinished business lingered from the Depression - nagging questions about ingrained venality, mean human nature and the way unchecked urban growth threw society dangerously out of whack. Writers and directors responded by delivering gritty, bitter dramas that slapped our romantic illusions in the face and put the boot to the throat of the smug bourgeoisie.


Dark City
Eddie Muller
1998

Saturday, 11 March 2017

To Be Defeated


The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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