Saturday, 30 June 2012

Dress Her in Indigo

                            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



The Killers

Think you may've had something Frank.

Sam fuller

Crimson Kimono

Pickup on South Street

The Naked Kiss

Shock Corridor

House of Bamboo

White Dog

Forty Guns

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Gonzo Noir

           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.

Hunter Thompson
Gonzo Papers vol 2- Generation of Swine
Tales of  Degradation in the 80s

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Last Chance Texaco

        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

Denzel Washington

Training Day
Man on Fire
American Gangster
Devil in a Blue Dress
Courage Under Fire
Soldier's Story

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Noir Poet - Chandler

             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
Raymond Chandler

excerpt originally shown on  www.filmsnoir.net

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Onion Field

                       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

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Bus Fare

I want to disabuse people of the idea that knowledge is power. Knowing how to get to Detroit is not the same as having the bus fare.

Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss is on www.vachss.com

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Brooklyn's Finest

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.