Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Monday, 29 February 2016

I Never Lose


                                      I never lose. Never really.
Jef Costello
Le Samourai

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Le Samourai
1967

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Them that's Got


Them that's got shall have
Them that's not shall lose

God Bless the Child
(Herzog/Holiday)
Billie Holiday


All we Need Do


           What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.

Charles Baudelaire

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M O'Donell
Flatiron NYC

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Must be a Song


                It must be a song, played with a curfew-cheating stealth and sung in those butt-strangled voices the old guys had. There shouldn't be any parts for fiddles or horns because the kind of music i mean doesn't live in halls or theaters. It's the personal music those old men talked more than crooned when they were entertaining themselves to fight the loneliness.

Jimmy Cannon
from
Archie
New York Post 1955

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The Killers 1946

Meaning of the Blues ........... 10

Touch of Evil

Se7en

Take Aim at the Police Van


The Burglar

Blast of Silence

Vertigo

The Killers (Tarkovsky)

Rear Window

Friday, 26 February 2016

Michael Wriston






One Despairs



         His mouth open, he fell asleep, because a man always falls asleep in the end. One weeps, one shrieks, one rages, one despairs, and then one eats and sleeps as if nothing had happened.

Georges Simenon

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Art Shay

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tis Autumn


Old father time checked, so there'd be no doubt
Called on the North wind to come on out
Then cupped his hands so proudly to shout
.................
Tis Autumn
(Nemo)
Carmen MacRae

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Robert Maguire

Naked Kiss







Naked Kiss
Samuel Fuller
1964

Monday, 22 February 2016

At the Very Bottom


       Basically at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity ...............

Albert Camus

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Double Indemnity
1944

Baby Didn't Know It


  I kissed her. A long hard kiss. Because baby didn't know it, but baby was dead .........

Jim Thompson
Killer Inside Me
1952

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Don't Know Why


  I don't know why you are treating me like this. The only thing i have done is carry a pistol into a movie.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Nikkatsu Noir

Cruel Gun Story

Intimidation

Tokyo Drifter

Youth of the Beast

A Colt is my Passport

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Soon be Over

 

       The night air had a thick softness and the smell of stale smoke from the factories that had been busy in the day, and the smell of cheap whiskey and dead cigarettes and Philadelphia springtime.
                                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      As matters stood life offered very little aside from an occasional plunge into luxurious sensation which never lasted for long, and even while it happened it was accompanied by the dismal knowledge that it would soon be over.

David Goodis
The Burglar
1953

More Vettriano







all paintings
Jack Vettriano

Friday, 19 February 2016

Wind Cries Mary

After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dressed in red

The Wind Cries Mary
(Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix

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Roger Schall
Rue St Julien
Paris 1935

You are Lost


                               You are free and that is why you are lost.

Franz Kafka

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Lisette Model
New York circa 1940

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Meaning of the Blues .......... 9

Phantom Lady

Angelheart

Thieves Highway

Branded to Kill

The Onion Field

Touch of Evil

Klute

Man Who Wasn't There

Take Aim at the Police Van

Blast of Silence

Hickey and Boggs

Ministry of Fear