Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Saturday, 23 June 2018

What Exactly ?


Can she trust him ? Her heavy-lidded eyes,
pouty lipsticked mouth, she has the redhead's
true pallor like skimmed-milk, damned good looking
and she guesses she knows it, but what exactly
has it gotten her so far and where ?

excerpt from
Joyce Carol Oates
"Edward Hopper's Nighthawks 1942"

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The Hopper Project
WNEP 2011
                              http://ghpoetryplace.blogspot.com/2010/10/nighthawks.html

Tell His Story


        Sometimes i get bawled out by people who want to hear me play more, but i believe if you're paying a man to play, and that man is on the bandstand and can play, he should get a chance to tell his story.

Lester Young

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William Gottlieb-
Lester Young
                                  http://www.lesteryoung.dk/index.php?cID=133

Friday, 22 June 2018

A Perfect Murder









A Perfect Murder
Andrew Davis
1998

A Part of Truth


      His art mirrors a part of truth - that man is alone. His violence perhaps a syndrome of the human condition.

Lou Boxer
on David Goodis
Criminalelement.com
2011

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David Goodis
unknown

Thursday, 21 June 2018

On Noir Set #9

The Killers

Le Samourai

They Live by Night

Reservoir Dogs

Rope

Goodfellas

Naked City

Postman Always Rings Twice

Chinatown

Asphalt Jungle

You're Gonna Hear From Me


Everyone tells me to know my place
But that ain't the way i play
So why am i daring to show my face ?
Well i've got something to say

You're Gonna Hear From Me
(Previn/Previn)
Frank Sinatra

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Elliott Erwitt

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Greg Girard








reblogged via
missfilmnoir.tumblr.com

          http://www.greggirard.com/work/under-vancouver-1972-1982-(book)-21

Bright as Newly-Cut


         Imagine the death-mask of Julius Caesar, plastered with rouge, and stuck with a pair of eyes as small, as flat, and as bright as newly-cut cross-sections of .38 calibre bullets ..............

Gerald Kersh
Night and the City
1938

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Night and the City
1950

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Dare Ask God


Damn it ....... don't you dare ask god to help me.

Joan Crawford

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Jo King
Moths to a Flame
2010

Robert Elswit

Nightcrawler

Hard Eight

Syriana

Redbelt

8mm

Inherent Vice

Good Night, Good Luck

Michael Clayton

Paris Trout

Bad Influence

Monday, 18 June 2018

Turned His Back


        He turned his back on her, moved to the cashier's stand. He paid his check, left the restaurant and stood on the corner waiting for a cab. The night air had a thick softness and the smell of stale smoke from factories that had been busy in the day, and the smell of cheap whiskey and dead cigarettes and Philadelphia springtime.

David Goodis
The Burglar
1953

    https://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2017/05/david-goodis-gritty-angel-of-angst/

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Charles Bender
Philadelphia 1950

Asphalt Jungle







Asphalt Jungle
John Huston
1950