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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A Dumb Leper


    Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.

Graham Greene
The Quiet American
1955

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Showin' Me a Hand


I was the pimp's main prophet i kept everything cool
Just a backstreet gambler with the luck to lose
And when the heat came down it was left on the ground
The devil appeared like Jesus through the steam in the street
Showin me a hand i knew even the cops couldn't beat

It's Hard to be a Saint in the City
(Springsteen)
Bruce Springsteen

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Mob City







Mob City
Frank Darabont
2013

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Such a Sweet Hurry


           When yours comes for you lad, you won't be thinking she's a straw witch. No, you'll have your mind on but one thing, and she will take your hand in hers and be in such a sweet hurry to take you to a private place. But when you reach to her, her thighs will be as smoke, her breasts no more than the wind passing, and it is only her lips you will find, with a snow taste to them, cold as pebbled snow, and with a quick and clever suck she takes your wind away, and your murderer's soul.

John D MacDonald
The Straw Witch
1964

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Trap of solid gold blog

Meet the Devil


............... time to meet the devil.

Only God Forgives
2013

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Only God Forgives
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Saturday, 28 February 2015

How Much Sin


                       We have all decided how much sin we can live with ......

Nucky Thomson
Boardwalk Empire
2010

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Phenix City





Phenix City Story
Phil Karlson
1955

Friday, 27 February 2015

It Came Undone


It was a very good year for city girls who lived up the stair
With all that perfumed hair
And it came undone 
When i was twenty-one

It Was A Very Good Year
(Ervin Drake)
Sinatra

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

...... Did What They Could



His managers sweated
They did what they could
They schemed
And they wheedled -
But it did no good
The months slid by
The title hung high
No pansies need apply
excerpt from
The Set Up
Joseph Moncure March
1928

The Set Up
Robert Wise
1949

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Destroy or Infect You


           Cities have characters, pathologies that can make or destroy or infect you, states of mind that run through daily life as surely as a fault line.

Richard Rayner
A Bright and Guilty Place
2009

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reblogged from 
Agirlandagun

Mosaic Noir #48

Bob Le Flambeur

Eastern Promises

Killers Kiss

Z

In Cold Blood

Killer Inside Me

Sunset Boulevard

Tuesday, 24 February 2015