Sunday 29 April 2012

Noir on the Streets

L.A Confidential
Killer inside Me
Lost Weekend
Taxi Driver
Elevator to the Gallows
The Missing Person
In Cold Blood
Pickup on South Street
Naked Kiss
Mona Lisa
Under Suspicion
The Quiet American
Night and Day
Thieves Highway
True Confessions
Miami Blues
Last Seduction
Bob Le Flambeur
Eastern Promises
Blow out
Lost Son
Bad Lieutenant
Le Samourai
The Good German
Cat Chaser

Lee Marvin

Point Blank
Point Blank
Big Heat
Bad Day at Black Rock
Prime Cut
The Killers
Gorky Park
Shack out on 101
The Wild One
Emperor of the North
The Raid

Bad Day at Black Rock

Big Heat

Saturday 28 April 2012

Build my Gallows High

'I'm not a mind reader' Red said sleepily. 'How do i know the poem you're thinking?'.
'It goes 'When i am dead and over me bright April shakes her rain drenched hair'.

Build my Gallows High
Geoffrey Homes

Thursday 26 April 2012

More Marlowe Noir

She looked playful and eager, but not quite sure of herself, like a new kitten in a house where they don't care much about kittens.

The Lady in the Lake
Raymond Chandler

All Time Top Ten Heist Noirs

 1/  Asphalt Jungle

2/ Friends of Eddie Coyle

3/ Reservoir Dogs

                                                                 4/ Rififi

5/ Heat

                                                     6/ Le Cercle Rouge

7/ The Killing

8/ Sexy Beast

9/ The Taking of Pelham 123

10/ The Getaway

Close call- Odds Against Tommorow, Un Flic, Le Doulos, Blue Collar, Straight Time

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Monday 23 April 2012

The Last Payday

                               The shallow pocket changer
                               Who always took advantage of strangers
                               Tried to make a five-grand grab
                               With a split second getaway
                               But he forgot that a bag of money
                               Ain't worth much on a slab
                               When it's your last payday

                               That line about luck just can't be bought
                               You're always lucky till you get caught
                               Trouble will find you, No need to look
                               And luck won't help when they close the book

Last Payday
(Harry Connick Jr/ Mclean)
Harry Connick

Burt Glinn  42nd Street 
New York 1964

Sunday 22 April 2012


Reservoir Dogs

       Tarantino's 1992 debut movie and still his best to date is a bloody reworking of the Heist/Caper storyline that has provided so many of Noir's masterpieces over the years. He uses a number of brilliant low budget ideas and a disjointed timeline to make the eight-man jewellery robbery unpredictable.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Pre Noir Fragments


                                                                You Only Live Once

                                                           They Drive by Night

Friday 20 April 2012

McGinnis Cover Noir

Recognised as one of the greatest cover artists for Noir paperback originals Robert McGinnis has a love for the Femme Noir.