Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Tell You Anything


        "You're drunk and i'm drunk, and i'm just exactly drunk enough to tell you anything you want to know. That's the kind of girl i am. If i like a person, i'll tell them anything they want to know. Just ask me. Go ahead, ask me.

Dashiell Hammett
Red Harvest
1929
                     https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2193257-red-harvest

At Midnight


                                           A man doesn't tell lies at midnight.
Force of Evil
Abraham Polonsky
1948

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Force of Evil

Saturday, 19 May 2018

All Time 20 Hardboiled Writers


raymond Chandler
david Goodis
charles Willeford
jim Thompson
dashiell Hammett
james m Cain
cornell Woolrich
ross MacDonald
george v Higgins
james Lee Burke
james Ellroy
horace McCoy
patricia Highsmith
elmore Leonard
chester Himes
george Pelecanos
donald Westlake
lawrence Block
walter Mosley
james Crumley

Black Mask Dinner containing Chandler, Hammett & McCoy....... Los Angeles 1936

On Noir Set #6

Dark Passage

Devil in a Blue Dress

Vertigo

Touch of Evil

Shutter Island

Berlin Express

Reservoir Dogs

Lady from Shanghai

Memento

Armee des Ombres

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bad Company


If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.

Jean Paul Sartre

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Walker Evans
Detroit 1946

Noir TV

True Detective

Mob City

Babylon Berlin

Breaking Bad

Fallen Angels

The Vice

Sopranos

State of Play

Boardwalk Empire

The Wire

Wallander

Lucan

London Spy

Maigret

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Corruption of the City


          ...... Marlowe goes beyond the traditional chivalric readings and can instead be interpreted as a genuine representation of a traumatized veteran in American society. Substituting the horror of the trenches for the corruption of the city. Chandler formed a disillusioned protagonist in an uncaring America.
            Chandler did so with the sophistication necessary to straddle genre fiction and canonical literature.

from online introduction to
War Noir
Sarah Trott
2016
                                   http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1990

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