Tuesday 30 July 2013

Where Do I Go From Here

                             If i knew the way i'd go back home
                             The countryside has changed so much, i'd surely end up lost
                             Half-remembered names and faces so far in the past
                             On the other side of the bridges
                             That were burned once they were crossed

Where Do I Go from Here
(Holland/ Holland)
Peggy Lee

Martin Lewis

Erich Hartmann

Eli Wallach & M. Monroe in Misfits

Pay in Advance

               ......... But i knew him at a glance. He looked older than he had on the other side of the one-way glass, and there was more in his face than the years alone could account for. There's no charge for seats in an AA room but that's because you pay for them in advance.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff
Lawrence Block

The Verdict

Isolated Noir

Shutter Island

Sweet Smell of Success

Barton Fink

Odd Man Out

L.A Confidential


Le Samourai

Lost Weekend

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Blast of Silence

Save the Tiger


Third Man


Live the Questions Now

         Do not now seek the answers, which would not be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Edward Hopper

Like a Guillotine

                             A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
Franz Kafka

The Hustler

My Life in My Hands

           I like a little danger. Tame danger, controlled by me. It gives me a sense of power, i guess, to take my life in my hands and know damn well i'm not going to lose it.

Ross MacDonald
The Moving Target

Tony's Cellar 1962
reblogged from Calumet412

Boston Balzac

Sunday 28 July 2013

Their Faces Show

         Women are beautiful because their faces show they know they have lost something and picked up something else.

Henry Rollins
Black Coffee Blues part 3

Rita Hayworth


Pablo Trapero

Edouard Boubat

Drinks with Death

            The storm was raging across the desert that night. All the barflies, tourists and wanderers sought shelter inside a little bar off Route 26. Rain whipped violently against the siding, and only a very few attempted to brave the weather and ride out that night.

Drinks with Death -
Long Road Home Collection
Willis Gordon

Willis Gordon

Never Quite Defeated

            Marlowe's type shouldn't get married. Because he is a lonely man, a poor man, a dangerous man and yet a sympathetic man, and somehow none of this goes with marriage. I think he will always have a fairly shabby office, a lonely house, a number of affairs, but no permanent connection ......... I see him always in a lonely street, in lonely rooms, puzzled but never quite defeated.

Raymond Chandler
Letter to a friend - 21st Feb 1959

(Chandler Died 26th March 1959)

Night Shadows
Edward Hopper

Jazz Noir 7

                  Making money ain't nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is.

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong