Friday 31 August 2012

Lucien Ballard

The Killing

The Getaway

The Lodger

Buchanan Rides Alone

Murder by Contract

Al Capone

Wild Bunch

Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

A Kiss Before Dying

Mikey and Nicky

Thursday 30 August 2012

Jive Noir - Iceberg Slim

            It was the beginning of a bitter winter. Mama packed pressing irons and waving combs into a small bag and wrapped me warmly in blankets and set out into the bleak friendless city to ring door bells, the bag in one arm and i in the other.

Pimp- The Story of My Life
Iceberg Slim

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Willem Dafoe

To Live and Die in L.A
Light Sleeper
Auto Focus
The Loveless
Boondock Saints
Ripley Under Ground
White Sands
Mississippi Burning
Last Temptation of Christ

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Tangled up in Blue

Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like mama's homemade dress
Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough
And i was standing on the side of the road
Rain fallin on my shoes
Headin out for the East coast
Lord knows i've paid some dues gettin' through
Tangled up in blue

Tangled up in Blue
Bob Dylan

 The Killing 

Monday 27 August 2012

Hardboiled Hemingway

               Eddy was a good man on a boat once, before he got to be a rummy, but he isn't any good now. I looked at him standing there tall and hollow cheeked with his mouth loose and that white stuff in the corners of his eyes and his hair all faded in the sun. I knew he woke up dead for a drink.

To Have and Have Not
Ernest Hemingway

Classic Fragments 2 - End of the Line

                                             Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Wilder's masterpiece Double Indemnity co-written for big screen by Chandler himself.

Sunday 26 August 2012

Tim Lane- Graphic Noir

All Time Retro Noir


Millers Crossing
L.A Confidential
Armee Des Ombres
They Shoot Horses Don't They
Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Dance with a Stranger
Devil in a Blue Dress
End of the Affair (1999)
Let Him Have It

Armee Des Ombres

Saturday 25 August 2012

Tony D'Ambra

        I must have slept or did i ? The slatted light from the flashing red neon sign outside was making crazy patterns on the ceiling. Discordant jazz notes drifted in through the open window from a bar down the street. A woman was wailing now. Somewhere in this flophouse.

Not Dark Yet

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Tony D'Ambra

Thursday 23 August 2012

Get Along Without You Very Well

                             I've forgotten you just like i should
                             Of course i have
                             Except to hear your name
                             Or someone's laugh that is the same
                             But i've forgotten you just like i should

I Get Along Without You Very Well
(H. Carmichael)
Frank Sinatra

Elizabeth Shue


The storyline of small town detective in Big apple searching for missing person by way of blackmailing the hooker was relatively adventurous and slightly erotic when made in 1971 by Alan J. Pakula who also gave us All the Presidents Men and Parallax View. 

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Amnesia Noir - Lost Westlake

                                         He opened the envelope first. Inside there were wallet and watch and Zippo lighter and a stale pack of cigarettes and a ballpoint pen and thirty-five cents in change. Everything that had been in his clothes he guessed.

Donald Westlake

Written 1963
published 2010

Louis Stettner