Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Erich Hartmann








Eli Wallach & M. Monroe in Misfits

Pay in Advance


               ......... But i knew him at a glance. He looked older than he had on the other side of the one-way glass, and there was more in his face than the years alone could account for. There's no charge for seats in an AA room but that's because you pay for them in advance.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff
Lawrence Block
2011

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The Verdict
1982

Where Do I Go From Here

                         
                             If i knew the way i'd go back home
                             The countryside has changed so much, i'd surely end up lost
                             Half-remembered names and faces so far in the past
                             On the other side of the bridges
                             That were burned once they were crossed

Where Do I Go from Here
(Holland/ Holland)
Peggy Lee
1960

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Martin Lewis

Isolated Noir

Shutter Island

Sweet Smell of Success

Barton Fink

Odd Man Out

L.A Confidential

Pickpocket

Le Samourai

Lost Weekend

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Blast of Silence

Save the Tiger

Chinatown

Third Man

Drive

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

My Life in My Hands


              I like a little danger. Tame danger, controlled by me. It gives me a sense of power, i guess, to take my life in my hands and know damn well i'm not going to lose it.

Ross MacDonald
The Moving Target
1949

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Tony's Cellar 1962
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reblogged from Calumet412

Live the Questions Now


               Do not now seek the answers, which would not be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Edward Hopper

Like a Guillotine


                       A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
Franz Kafka

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The Hustler
1961

Boston Balzac






Monday, 29 July 2013

Their Faces Show


              Women are beautiful because their faces show they know they have lost something and picked up something else.

Henry Rollins
Black Coffee Blues part 3

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Rita Hayworth

Their Faces Show


         Women are beautiful because their faces show they know they have lost something and picked up something else.

Henry Rollins
Black Coffee Blues part 3

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Rita Hayworth

Carancho






Carancho
Pablo Trapero
2010

Edouard Boubat








Drinks with Death


            The storm was raging across the desert that night. All the barflies, tourists and wanderers sought shelter inside a little bar off Route 26. Rain whipped violently against the siding, and only a very few attempted to brave the weather and ride out that night.

from
Drinks with Death -
Long Road Home Collection
Willis Gordon
2011

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Willis Gordon

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Jazz Noir 7


                  Making money ain't nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is.

Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong