Tuesday 31 May 2016

Below it's Lush Exterior

             In my opinion film noir confronted audiences with realistic human emotions, and forced America to see that below it's lush exterior there was a world that showed the darker side of America's ideals, a world that had been torn apart by war and greed ............

Noir Cinematography
David Van Den Zanden

Night of the Hunter

Monday 30 May 2016

Classic Obscure Hardboiled

Street 8 - Douglas Fairbairn
Gypsy Good Time - Gustav Hasford
Texas Wind - James Reasoner
The Jones Men - Vern E Smith
Wax Apple - Tucker Coe
Dogs of Winter - Kem Nunn

Arizona Kiss - Raymond Ring
Feux Rouges - Georges Simenon
Nobody Move - Denis Johnson
You Play the Red and the Black Comes Up - Eric Knight
LA Diaries - James Brown
The Dishwasher - Dannie Martin

Sunday 29 May 2016

Whatever it Was

The face she made at me was probably meant for a smile. Whatever it was, it beat me. I was afraid she'd do it again, so I surrendered.

Dashiell Hammett
The Continental Op

Dashiell Hammett

Friday 27 May 2016

They Will Spin

Oh i can't sleep
All i got baby is a nickel and a nail
If i get lonely
I can spin a nickel, they will spin
A Nickel and a Nail
O.V Wright

Jack Manning

Thursday 26 May 2016

Something Crooked

        Shot most of the film with a wide-angle lens that distorted the buildings and emphasised the wet cobblestone streets. But the angle of vision was just to suggest that something crooked was going on.

Carol Reed
on The Third Man

Ernst Haas

Robert Adams

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Flicker of Phantom

My heart lost rhythm at the flicker of phantom in the whiskey-stained voice.

Iceberg Slim

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Shame of Fools

          It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.


Boris Smelov

Monday 23 May 2016

Darkness take My Hand ............. 23

Armee Des Ombres

Killers Kiss

Party Girl

Kiss Me Deadly

In the Mood for Love

A Man Escaped

The Conversation

some images reblogged
via Sawedoffshotgun

Laughing Long Enough

         Every so often, the gods stop laughing long enough to do something horrible. There are few facts that are not horrible. The bitter, insufficient truth is that God's recovered but fun is dead.

Gustav Hasford
A Gypsy Good Time


Saturday 21 May 2016

All You Can See

And you know she will be waiting there
And you'll find her somehow you swear
Somewhere tonight you run sad and free
Until all you can see is the night
The Night
Bruce Springsteen


Angles of Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock