Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Monday, 27 July 2015

Life Outside Goes On


Advertising signs they con 
You into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meanwhile life outside goes on
All around you

It's Allright Ma I'm Only Bleeding
(Dylan)
Bob Dylan

image
Ray K Metzker

Mosaic Noir #68

Lives of Others

Ox Bow Incident

 Get Carter

This Gun For Hire

Blood Simple

Seventh Victim

Memento

Wages of Fear

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A Beautiful Dusk


               Truth, like light, is blinding. Lies, on the other hand, are a beautiful dusk which enhances the value of each object.

Albert Camus

image
The Set Up
1949

That's the System


             ...... Sure that's the system. At any rate it's the system that works for you. It's the automatic control board that keeps you out there where nothing matters, where it's only you and the keyboard and nothing else. Because it's gotta be that way. You gotta stay clear of anything serious.

Shoot the Piano Player
David Goodis
1956

Friday, 24 July 2015

Big Things

Gun Crazy
Joseph H Lewis
1950

Too Many Times


              She was something to look at in those days, before the beers and the troubles caught up with her. You could still see some of it left, even with the crows-feet around the eyes and the tell-tale washed out look that comes from doing too many things too many times.

The Harder They Fall
Budd Schulberg
1947

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Faces I Knew


I could read all my sadness
In faces i knew
Down at Kelly's bar last Friday
And i haven't been back since i mistook
Somebody for a friend

Two Weeks Since You've Gone
(Engel)
Scott Walker

image
Sabine Weiss

A Most Violent Year








A Most Violent Year
JC Chandor
2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fifty Grand

   
     We rode down in the elevator, and went out through the lobby and got in a taxi, and rode around to the Garden. It was raining hard but there was a lot of people outside on the streets. The Garden was sold out.

Fifty Grand
Ernest Hemingway
1927

Ray K. Metzker