Saturday, 30 June 2012
Any man who outgrows the myths of childhood is ninety-nine per cent aware and convinced of his own mortality. But then comes the chilly breath on the nape of the neck, a stirring of the air by the wings of the bleak angel. When a man becomes one hundred per cent certain of his inevitable death he gets 'The Look'.
Dress Her in Indigo
John D. MacDonald
Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Maybe there is no heaven- or maybe this is all pure gibberish. A product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow - to sleep late, have fun, get drunk, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested.
Gonzo Papers vol 2- Generation of Swine
Tales of Degradation in the 80s
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Well, he tried to be Standard
He tries to be Mobil
He tried living in a world
And in a shell
There was this block-busted blonde
He loved her - free parts and labor
But she broke down and died
She threw all the rods he gave her
Last Chance Texaco
Rickie Lee Jones
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Who am i cutting my throat for this time ? A blonde with sexy eyes and too many door keys. A girl from Manhattan, Kansas. I don't know. All i know is that something isn't what it seems and the old tired but always reliable hunch tells me that if the hand is played the way it is dealt the wrong person is going to lose the pot. Is that any of my business ?
The Little Sister
excerpt originally shown on www.filmsnoir.net
Friday, 22 June 2012
1979's Onion Field based on the Wambaugh book recounts the abduction of two Bakersfield cops and motiveless murder of one of them. Directed by Harold Becker and featuring early James Woods it shows the physcological effects of long running appeals on the victim who escaped.
Becker later went on to make likes of The Boost, Sea of Love and Malice
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Definitely a bloodbath towards the end but some great acting portrayals of three unconnected Brooklyn cops whose stories intertwine. Written by a former Transit Authority worker who entered the story in a screenplay competition. The tormented cops have got themselves in different bad situations and Gere in particular gives a great performance with similarity in part to his role in Internal Affairs.