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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Top of the World


       The terrible thing about having New York go stale on you is that there's nowhere else. It's the top of the world.

John Dos Passos

Exquisite Shadows










Touch of Evil
Orson Welles
1958

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Hiding Place


                             Happiness is the greatest hiding place for despair.

Soren Kierkegaard

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Phillipe Potier
1947

Like Flushed Prey



        The lights of the little highway town ahead spread with their approach and then scattered like flushed prey as they entered it's limits. Under the filling-station sheds swirling insects clouded the naked bulbs. The stores were closed, the depot dark.

Edward Anderson
Thieves Like Us
1937

Monday, 28 September 2015

Heard It All


I hear the neighbours talkin'
Bout you and me
I guess i heard it all
Cause the talk is loud
And the walls are much too thin

I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
(R Newman)
Dusty Springfield

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Robert Doisneau 1951

Cry of Noir ......... 5

The Killing

Memento

In a Lonely Place

Laura

Vertigo

Sunset Boulevard

Spellbound

Le Samourai

Macbeth

Taxi Driver

Mildred Pierce

Pickup on Noon Street

Postman Always Rings Twice

Sweet Smell of Success

Shadow of a Doubt

Drive

Cape Fear

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Bill Rauhauser






Criss Cross


        ............  The dizzy feeling passed. A street car hammered past, nearly empty. A newsboy on the corner kept hollering race finals in the same tone of voice, as if he didn't even hope anyone would ever buy a paper from him. There was a crowd of young punks around a lamp post up the street from the lunchroom. While i looked at them one of the kids pushed another fellow a couple of steps backward, and they laughed.

Criss Cross
Don Tracy
1934

Saturday, 26 September 2015

His Blank Face


The Springs,the Summers and the Autumns slowly pass
And when old winter puts his blank face to the glass
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight
And build me stately palaces by candlelight

Charles Baudelaire

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Martin Lewis
Welders at night 
1937

Body and Soul



















Body and Soul
Robert Rossen
1947