Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Brassai








On Every Corner


                       My name is Matt and i'm an alcoholic. A woman i know got killed last night. She hired me to keep her from getting killed and i wound up assuring her that she was safe and she believed me. And her killer conned me, and i believed him, and she's dead now and there's nothing that i can do about it. And it eats me and i don't know what to do about that, and there's a bar on every corner and a liquor store on every block, and drinking won't bring her back to life but neither will staying sober, and why the hell do i have to go through this. Why ?

Lawrence Block
Eight Million Ways to Die
1982

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Long Enough


              Stay in this business long enough and every street leads to a place you'd like to forget. Every case brings back memories of what you should have done and what might have been. And every skirt reminds you of another woman. Or, if you've got it bad enough, the same woman.

Two Jakes
1990

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Two Jakes

No Love Dying


There will be no love dying here for me
There will be no love that's dying here
The mirror that fell from the wall was tragedy that's all
It rests upon a rusty nail
Before it made it's fall
No Love That's Dying
(Porter)
Gregory Porter

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Jerry Cooke
Grand Central 1940

Friday, 22 May 2015

Such as They Were


                I didn't mind what she called me, what anybody called me. But this was the room i had to live in, it was all i had in the way of a home. In it was everything that was mine, that had any association for me, any past, anything that took the place of a family. Not much ; a few books, pictures, radio, chessmen, old letters. Stuff like that. Nothing. Such as they were. They had all my memories.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
1939

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We Agreed


                       '' I thought we agreed that women and gambling don't mix.''
Gilda
1946

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Rita Hayworth
Gilda

Mosaic Noir #63

LA Confidential

Quai Des Orfevres

Crash

Asphalt Jungle

A Most Violent Year

Big Combo

Casino

The Conformist

Se7en

American Gigolo

Detour

Chinatown

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Old Friend


              Old friend, there are people - young and old - that i like, and people that i do not like. The former are always in short supply.

John D MacDonald
Dress Her in Indigo
1969

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Daniella Zalcman
NYC

The Killers




''Don't ask a dying man to lie his soul into hell''









The Killers
Robert Siodmak
1946

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