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Hopperesque

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Cry Danger


 
 


 

Cry Danger
Robert Parrish
1951


Stare Into my Face


       The sun rose each morning to stare into my face with the blank but touching gaze of a lovely retarded child.

James Crumley
The Last Good Kiss
1978

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Day Lady Died


    Then i go back where i came from to Sixth Avenue
    And the tobacconist in the Zeigfield theatre and
    casually ask for a carton of Gauloises and a
    carton of Picayunes and a New York Post with her face on it

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The Day Lady Died
Frank O'Hara
1964

Sexy Beast








Sexy Beast
Jonathan Glazer
2000

Sunday, 27 March 2016

You Don't Own Mine


             ''Until you guys own your own souls you don't own mine ................''

Raymond Chandler
High Window
1942  

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Darkness take my Hand ......18

The Untouchables

The Gangster

Phantom lady

The Croupier

The Set Up
 
The Prowler

Millers Crossing

Detour

More Courage to Live


In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

Albert Camus

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In the Mood for Love
2000

Friday, 25 March 2016

Milton Krasner

Scarlet Street
 
Dark Mirror

The Set Up

Violent Saturday  (uncredited)

Do Not Need a God


Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.

Jean Paul Sartre

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Andreas Feininger

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Facts of a Dream


               To call a movie 'dreamlike' reeks of cliché but Detour presents the elements of Film Noir in such a pure, naked state that you have little choice but to accept them directly, the way you would accept the facts of a dream.

Colin Marshall
Openculture.com
2012

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Detour 1945

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Hide it's Light .....

 
The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin
And the moon'll hide it's light
When you get the blues in the night

Blues in the Night
(Arlen/Mercer)
Ella Fitzgerald

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Violent Saturday
1955


Cover their Hands


The brutalities of a fight with bare hands, the crushed nasal bones, maimed lips and other disfigurements which call for the utter abolition of boxing in the interests of humanity at once disappear when the contestants cover their hands with large soft-leather gloves.

John Boyle O'Reilly

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unknown

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

It Got Dark ......


Another hour went by. It got dark and the rain-clouded lights of the stores were soaked up by the black street. Street-car bells jangled crossly.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
1939


Monday, 21 March 2016

Always a Race


   There's always a race against time ...........
Gloria Grahame

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Gloria Grahame

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Upon Which it Preys



Beware, my lord, of jealousy, It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat upon which it preys.
Shakespeare


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Othello 1952

A Mess of Grief



      Money can't buy happiness but it'll sure keep a mess of grief off your front porch.

James Lee Burke