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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Truly the Source


                    Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice-versa ?

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Hans Wolf
Paris 1930s

Lights to Go Down


       Hopper recorded the isolation of individual spectators waiting for the curtain to go up or the lights to go down.

Phillip French
The Guardian
2004

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Edward Hopper sketch
for ''Hotel Lobby''

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Forget It


           After everything i'd put his way. Reading his beer bottle until it was over. Like Gutz said, the snakes crawl out from under the rocks in the end. Look, forget it.

Jonathan Rendall
This Bloody Mary is the last Thing I Own
1997

Take Aim










Take Aim at the Police Van
Seijun Suzuki
1960

Friday, 29 January 2016

No God Waits


                I am a minor figure, for whom no god waits ..............

Derek Raymond
How the Dead Live
1986

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Eve Arnold
Times Square

Red is the Color

Deep breath the calm before the storm begins
Cold sweat pretend that you ain't listenin
Don't bet on gettin' by with that again

Short ride from here to where the beast resides
Fine line that separates the shadows inside
Make mine a double shot of cyanide

Red is the Color
(Earle)
Steve Earle

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Lost Weekend 1945

Thursday, 28 January 2016

More Hickey and Boggs







Hickey and Boggs
Robert Culp
1972

Clung to the Darkness


                ..... the rich valley rested undisturbed, darkly, luxuriously. Like some benevolent giant resting until the last possible moment for the day's prodigious labors. It clung to the darkness; and the dim lights of the train stood back against the night, satisfied with their own dominion. The long station platform was a brown field of plank, harrowed with age and drought and rain.

Jim Thompson
Heed the Thunder
1946

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Jim Thompson circa 1940s

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Never Alone


        Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest, don't you think so ?

A.I Bezzerides

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Jack Vettriano

Behind the Wheel

Kiss Me Deadly

The Driver

They Drive by Night

The Getaway


Vanishing Point

Detour

Taxi Driver

Crash

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Me and the Devil






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Akira Hiramoto

Habitual Ghosts


         ........ men who can't stop desiring her even when they think she's dead. They keep returning like habitual ghosts.

from
Rooms like Reveries -
Imogen Sara Smith

reblogged from
Joan's digest/ a film quarterly

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Laura 1944

Monday, 25 January 2016

Strange Sins


                                       She had eyes like strange sins.

Raymond Chandler
The High Window
1942

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Atimi Rubati

Armin Landeck






Sunday, 24 January 2016

My God is Dark .........


     No matter how deeply i go down into myself, my god is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Bart Forbes

Kiss Me Deadly








Kiss Me Deadly
Robert Aldrich
1955