Saturday 30 April 2016

Threw it Away

      I felt like a lonely cat, an aging tom ridden by obscure rage, looking for torn-ear trouble. I clipped that pitch off short and threw it away. Night streets were my territory, and would be till i rolled in the last gutter.

Ross MacDonald
The Drowning Pool

Birdland, New York

Wednesday 27 April 2016

You've Seen Him

        You've seen him I know. He's the guy who stands there, or sits in a scene, and never says anything. If you need five tough guys to sit in a car waiting to blast somebody coming out of the building, he's one of the five guys in the car. If some criminals are waiting to be tried by a judge in a courtroom scene, he's waiting to be tried and he always looks guilty. He stands by elevators, he eats lunch in restaurants. In westerns he is the guy at the end of the bar drinking rye. Once in a while he carries the rope at a lynching.

Charles Willeford
The Woman Chaser

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Darkness Take my Hand ................ 21

Le Doulos

Jackie Brown

The Killers

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Strangers on a Train

The Insider

Crimson Kimono


Phantom Lady


Le Cercle Rouge

Blast of Silence

Union City

Friends of Eddie Coyle
some images reblogged
via Noirsville.com

Monday 25 April 2016

The Smaller One

   When human's nerves detect big and small stimuli at the same time, they ignore the smaller one.

The Thief
Fuminori Nakamura

Saturday 23 April 2016

Louder than Words

Moments in conversation where a 'normal' person would express their feelings or be more extroverted are instead tension filled passages of silence that speak louder than words. With great use of subtlety the film does wonders in terms of depicting the main character's withdrawn mental state, but still visualising his thoughts and intentions without direct exposition.

on Drive - 2011

Friday 22 April 2016

I Didn't Know

I didn't know what time it was
Life was no prize, i wanted love and here it was
Shining out of your eyes, i'm wise
And i know what time it is now

I Didn't Know What Time it Was
Carmen MacRae

Marcel Bovis

Contract with the Devil

     When people make a contract with the devil and give him an air-conditioned office to work in, he doesn't go back home easily.

James Lee Burke
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

Thursday 21 April 2016

Poised on the Brink

Poised on the brink of absurdity, or a kind of attitudinizing male arrogance.
That which seemed fanciful has become an eternal and luminous lesson in how men behaved when they believed behaviour mattered.

Death in White Gloves (Le Samourai)
David Thomson

Le Samourai 1971

Sabine Weiss #2

Wednesday 20 April 2016

And Three Behind ........

I try to stay two drinks ahead of reality and three behind a drunk.

James Crumley

I am Nothing

 .............i have all faiths so that I could remove mountains and have not charity. I am nothing.

Odd Man Out