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Hopperesque

Friday, 25 September 2020

Wandering Up and Down


          In 1932, the cellar of the Depression, Chandler was fired. He was forty-four, with a sixty-two-year-old wife and a drinking problem. Fleeing to Seattle, he lived with army buddies, and then "wandering up and down the Pacific coast, i began to read pulp magazines" he wrote : "This was in the great days of Black Mask and it struck me that some of the writing was pretty forceful and honest, even though it had it's crude aspect. I decided that this might be a good way to learn how to write fiction and get paid a small amount of money at the same time".

excerpt from
The Life of Raymond Chandler
Frank MacShane
1976

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Yesterdays

Yesterdays
(Kern/Harbach)
Stan Getz

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #38

Le Trou

 Bad Day at Black Rock

Asphalt Jungle

Agatha

Noose

Hammett

Thieves Highway

The Night Of 

Killers Kiss

Mulholland Falls

The Sleeping City

Eye of the Needle

The Man Who Wasn't There

Le Cercle Rouge

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

The Getaway

         Their existence was centered around existing. They had no hope of anything more, no comprehension that there might be anything more. In a sense they were an autonomous body, functioning within a society which was organized to grind them down. The law did not protect them; for them it was merely an instrument of harassment, a means of moving them on when it was against their interest to move, or detaining them when it was to their disadvantage to stay.
 
 excerpt from
 The Getaway 
Jim Thompson
1958

Big Lonely City #124


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Charles Hewitt

Esther Bubley

Rudy Buckhardt

Saul Leiter

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Josh Rose

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