Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

His Particular Brand

     
       The haunting power of Hopper's art derives from his particular brand of realism, one which is sparse, disinclined toward extraneous detail, and ultimately characterized by what the painting seems to omit rather than what it represents.

James Peacock
theconversation.com
2017

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Jerzy Palacz
(based on Hopper's - New York Movie 1939)

    https://theconversation.com/edward-hopper-the-artist-who-evoked-urban-loneliness-and-disappointment-with-beautiful-clarity-77636

A Lonely Town


A town's a lonely town when you pass through
And there is no one waiting there for you
Then it's a lonely town you wander up and down
The crowds rush by, a million faces pass before your eyes

Lonely Town
(Bernstein/Comden/Green)
Frank Sinatra

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Ruth Orkin

Monday, 29 April 2019

More Plein Soleil

















Plein Soleil
Rene Clement
1960
              https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2586-purple-noon-in-broad-sunlight

They Are Nobody


          Exceptional men do not hold their experiences to be out of the ordinary or to be of interest to anyone else. Unlike the trodden fungus-men they are not so ignorantly and presumptuously self -absorbed. They are nobody and they know it. They shun notice. They are exceedingly rare.

Nick Tosches
Me and the Devil
2012

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                     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13701723-me-and-the-devil

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Standing in Another Man's Grave #3

The Kill Off

The Set Up

In the Electric Mist

Detour

Mikey and Nicky

The Woman Chaser

Croupier

Rififi

The Underneath

Plunder Road

Angel Heart

The Killing

Memento

Black Book (Reign of Terror)

Dark City
top image reblogged
via Noirsville.blogspot.com

Stow Wengenroth





Saturday, 27 April 2019

Friday, 26 April 2019