Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Glass was Empty

         The glass was empty, the quart by no means full ; and some moments later there was scarcely more than a pint. He looked at the bottle in sudden alarm. The alarm gave way as suddenly to a feeling of delight and self-congratulation.

Lost Weekend
Charles Jackson

Lost Weekend 1945

Steve Fitch

Monday, 2 May 2016

Waiters Whistling

The smile of Turner and the scent of roses
The waiters whistling as the last bar closes
The song that Crosby sings

These Foolish Things
(Maschwitz/ Strachey)
Frank Sinatra

Hayley Eichenbaum

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Lay Strong Claim

         I have long subscribed to the belief that the dead lay strong claim on the quick. That indeed their spirits wander and manifest themselves in the middle of our waking day and whisper to us when we least expect it.

James Lee Burke
The Tin Roof Blowdown

Andy Frazer

American Landscape

       ...... the vitality and exactness of Hall's encapsulation of an American landscape that could yield both prosperity and bottomless misery.

Chris Fujiwara
on  In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Richard Brooks

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Threw it Away

      I felt like a lonely cat, an aging tom ridden by obscure rage, looking for torn-ear trouble. I clipped that pitch off short and threw it away. Night streets were my territory, and would be till i rolled in the last gutter.

Ross MacDonald
The Drowning Pool

Birdland, New York

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

You've Seen Him

                    You've seen him I know. He's the guy who stands there, or sits in a scene, and never says anything. If you need five tough guys to sit in a car waiting to blast somebody coming out of the building, he's one of the five guys in the car. If some criminals are waiting to be tried by a judge in a courtroom scene, he's waiting to be tried and he always looks guilty. He stands by elevators, he eats lunch in restaurants. In westerns he is the guy at the end of the bar drinking rye. Once in a while he carries the rope at a lynching.

Charles Willeford
The Woman Chaser

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Darkness Take my Hand ................ 21

Le Doulos

Jackie Brown

The Killers

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Strangers on a Train

The Insider

Crimson Kimono


Phantom Lady


Le Cercle Rouge

Blast of Silence

Friends of Eddie Coyle
some images reblogged
via Noirsville.com