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Monday, 31 August 2015

Only Real Cloths


























                  He said that a man's work cloths are the only real cloths he has.

Walter Mosley
Devil in a Blue Dress
1990

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Henri Cartier Bresson
Houston, Texas 
1957

A Racetrack Heist










Sunday, 30 August 2015

Conversations with the Dead - Danny Lyon






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Danny Lyon
from Conversations with the Dead

Been Here Defore


Baby i've been here before
I've seen this room and i've walked this floor
I used to live alone before i knew you
Hallelujah
(Cohen)
Jeff Buckley

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Vertigo 1958

Saturday, 29 August 2015

George Barnes - cinematography


Force of Evil

File on Thelma Jordan

Spellbound

Rebecca

Jane Eyre

Good Looking Redhead .......



































             There was always something incongruous about them. .......... When i knew her my mother was a very good looking redhead in her early forties. My father was a sun-ravaged hard smoking, hard living guy. He looked significantly older at Sixty than i do now.
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     My dad would give me a twenty-dollar bill to go to the store. I'd steal the food and i'd bring him change for a Ten. I watched The Fugitive religiously on TV. If you've seen the original run of the series, it's all about sex and dislocated men and women. They drink Highballs, smoke cigarettes and sizzle for each other every Tuesday night at Ten.

James Ellroy interview
Paris Review 2009

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Riccardo Mannelli

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Cry of Noir ...... 4

Possessed

Sunset Boulevard

The Set Up

Postman Always Rings Twice

Le Samourai

A Man Escaped

Dial M for Murder

Force of Evil

Casino

Brief Encounter

The Thief

How He Got Like That


            The customer was middle aged and handsomely dressed and drunk. He wanted to talk and he couldn't have stopped even if he hadn't really wanted to talk. He was polite and friendly and when i heard him he didn't seem to slur his words much. But you knew that he got up on the bottle and only let go of it when he fell asleep at night. He would be like that for the rest of his life and that was what his life was. You would never know how he got like that because even if he told you it would not be the truth.

Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye
1953

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Ashley Gilbertson

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Big Fat Lies


      As far as i'm concerned love means fighting, big fat lies, and slaps across the face.

Edith Piaf

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Edith Piaf
by Roger Kasparian

Russell Rouse - The Thief








The Thief
Russell Rouse
1952