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Hopperesque

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Young Ghosts


           Two privates appeared from nowhere, pale in their uniforms like young ghosts, trapped by reality. I got out and followed them across Main and into a magazine shop near the corner. The unlit neon sign of Tom's cafe was almost directly across the street. Beer on Tap, Steam Beer, Try our Spaghetti Special. The soldiers were inspecting a rack of comic books with the air of connoisseurs. They selected half a dozen each, paid for them and left. 'Milk Sops' the clerk said. He was a grey-headed man with smeared spectacles. 'They draft them in didees these days. Cradle to grave in one jump'.

Ross MacDonald
The Ivory Grin
1952

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Jack Delano

A Town Called Malice #2


Armee Des Ombres

The Onion Field

Blast of Silence

Straight Time

The Informer

Heat

Last Detail

Killers Kiss

Monday, 29 April 2013

Beauty of the Shadows 3

Alexander Alland

Bruno & Eric Buehrer

Andreas Feininger

Ted Croner

Walker Evans

Chaloner Woods

Anton Stankowski

There's a Price


             If the feeling hits you, you go ahead and do it, and if there's a price for doing what you did, then you run from it with the swiftness of wings and hope it doesn't catch up with you. And if it does catch up with you, someday, as it usually does, then you lie your ass off and swear it wasn't you.

Nine Kinds of Pain
Leonard Fritz
2011
New Pulp Press

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Friends of Eddie Coyle
1973

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Charles Lawton Jr

Lady from Shanghai



Shockproof

3.10 to Yuma

Ride Lonesome

Hell is Empty


                               Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

William Shakespeare

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Julien Alday

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Force of Noir


                                       'You're dying while you're breathing'.








Force of Evil
Abraham Polonsky
1948

Now Watch Him Die


                                I get lost in the nights
                                I get lost in all the stories
                                They envelop me until i can't see or think
                                All the hot nights
                                The glittering eyes that don't sleep
                                The stories, the memories, the dreams...........
                                I'm standing around in this empty night
                                I'm waiting to get taken away
                                All the madness, all the rooftops
                                All the heat there ever was in a summer night
                                Roaring through my veins right now
     
Henry Rollins
excerpt from
See a Grown Man Cry, Now Watch Him Die
1992

Friday, 26 April 2013

Forget Her


                     The cigarettes you light one after another won't help you forget her.

Frank Sinatra

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Hanyo 1960
reblogged from Timewithintime

A Town Called Malice

Killer Inside Me

Following

They Shoot Horses Don't They

Reservoir Dogs

Breach

Last Seduction

Hot Spot

Hell Drivers

Body Heat

Indian Runner

Copland

In the Valley of  Elah

Kill Me Again

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Game,The Chips,The Cards



Round this part of town
this job, this life
it's always too
early in the morning
or too damn late at night


The Game, The Chips, The Cards
Steve Smart
from
Smarty's Apocalyptic Funfair

Fred Lyon