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Monday, 6 April 2020

A Long Night


     "She was shot dead, in cold blood" he said bitterly. I could see we were in for a long night. I got out my cigarettes.

March Violets
Phillip Kerr
1989
                                           http://mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=50654

Beuford Smith






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The Postman Always Rings Twice
Bob Rafaelson
1981

Sunday, 5 April 2020

By Being Dumb


You can get in just as much trouble by being dumb and innocent as you can by breaking the law.

Billie Holiday

                    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23281822-billie-holiday

Just Work At It


        For two people in a hundred marriage is wonderful. The rest just work at it. after twenty years all the guy has left is a workbench in the garage.

The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler
1953

Awake or Asleep


My cigarette burns me, i wake with a start
My hand isn't hurt, but there's pain in my heart
Awake or asleep, ev'ry mem'ry i'll keep
Deep in a dream of you
Deep in a Dream
(Van Heusen/De Lange)
Chet Baker

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William Claxton
Chet Baker & Russ Freeman
1954
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/chet-baker-my-druggy-valentine-189757.html

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Death of a Cyclist

Death of a Cyclist
Juan Antonio Bardem
1955
                          http://www.culturecourt.com/F/Latin/Death_of_a_Cyclist.htm

From a Gutter


Cab drivers are night-riding denizens of the first order. They view wretched foibles from a gutter perspective.

The Cold Six Thousand
James Ellroy
2001

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #13

Rear Window

Act of Violence

 Chinatown

Body and Soul

 Drive

Killers Kiss

Croupier

Nightmare Alley

Grifters

Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

 Heat

Brute Force

Le Samourai

 Strangers on a Train

LA Confidential

Lost Weekend

Un Flic

The Man Who Wasn't There

The Friends of Eddie Coyle