Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Friday, 31 January 2020

The Set Up


Filthy sawdust
Greasy brass
Finger smears on every glass
Dusty tumblers standing stacked
Before a mirror badly cracked
Thin tin
Colored signs
Advertising beer and wines
Hung dirt crusted ;
Fly specked ;
Rusted
excerpt from
The Set Up
Joseph Moncure March
1928

https://en.todocoleccion.net/books-sport/boxeo-joseph-moncure-march-the-set-up-primera-edicion-1928-boxing-first-edition-1st~x116375947

In Cold Blood


        Brooks' great achievment in the film is to portray Smith and Hickock as the unexceptional, dim-witted, morally adrift losers they were. There is an outlaw tradition in Hollywood that tends to glamorize killers, but there is nothing attractive about Perry Smith, chewing aspirin by the handful because of the pain of legs torn apart in a motorcycle accident, or Dick Hickock fixated on "leaving no witnesses".

Rogert Ebert
2002

Big Lonely City #82

Alfred Statler

Rene Groebli

Louis Faurer

Elliot Erwitt

Yale Joel

 Harry Callahan

Ernst Haas

Yashuhiro Ishimoto

Alfred Eisenstadt

Steef Zoetmulder

 unknown

 Harry Todd

 Fred Herzog

Gordon Parks

Earl Leaf

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Jacques Becker


 Le Trou


Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

Casque D'Or

Groupi Mains Rouges

Loved Her


                                         I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake.
Double Indemnity
James M. Cain
1936

https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3474/james-m-cain-the-art-of-fiction-no-69-james-m-cain

Mosaic Noir #114


Last Seduction

Woman on the Run

Reservoir Dogs

Night of the Hunter

 Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Thieves Highway

The Blue Knight

Quai Des Orfevres

Mean Streets

The Killers

Chinatown

Ashes and Diamonds

Kill Me Again

Death of a Cyclist

Memento

Second Track

Le Cercle Rouge

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Andre Hunt








Drinking Again

Drinking Again
(Mercer/Tauber)
Dinah Washington

Things That Don't Matter


      After all, no matter how long you live, there aren't too many delicious moments along the way, since most of life is spent eating and sleeping and waiting for something to happen that never does. You can figure it up for yourself using your own life as the scoreboard. Most of living is waiting to live. And you spend a great deal of time worrying about things that don't matter and about people that don't matter and all this is clear to you when you know the very day you're going to die.

Black Wings Has My Angel
Elliott Chaze
1953
top image
Eduardo Salvatore
1943