Thursday 30 June 2016

Got Too Crowded

House got too crowded, clothes got too tight
And i don't know just where i'm goin tonight
Out where the sky's been cleared by a good hard rain
There's somebody callin' my secret name
Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen


Wednesday 29 June 2016

Not Good for Us

The bad people want us to have more dough and the good people are fighting to keep it from us. It's not good for us, know what i mean ?

Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Bring the Water to L.A

Either you bring the water to LA or you bring LA to the water.

Chinatown 1974

Man's Worst Enemy

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

Frank Sinatra

Herman Leonard

Monday 27 June 2016

Benn Mitchell

Out Here Chasing Dreams

           We're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe. Why do we come out here chasing dreams that are so hard to catch ? It takes your heart, your guts and your liver just to find the lock, and then 999 times out of a grand you can't find the key.

Robert Campbell

Sunday 26 June 2016

Game of Chance

Life's a game of chance
And you're one of the minor players
Look for what you love
The day to come harbours some

Round Midnight
Carmen Macrae

Alfred Statler

Saturday 25 June 2016

Reached for Something

           My free hand reached for something to hold on to and closed on liquid nothing.

Ross MacDonald

Friday 24 June 2016

A Man Out of Time

           Late 1960s Los Angeles ultimately provides a kind of purgatory that Walker needs to pick or bludgeon his way through. But although Walker is a very physical presence who metes out some form of violence to many of the characters he meets, as well as a whole range of inanimate objects, he is actually not directly responsible for any of the multiple deaths that pepper the film.

A Man Out of Time
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema 2007

Point Blank

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Darkness Take My Hand ............ 25

Wages of Fear

Death of a Cyclist


Gun Crazy

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Night and the City

Dirty Pretty Things

Force of Evil

Crimson Kimono

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reblogged via Noirsville.com

Tuesday 21 June 2016

All Your Life

            ...... I keep trying, when i remember to, but it keeps getting tougher every year. Like trying to chin yourself with one hand. You can practice off and on all your life and never make it.

Ross MacDonald
The Barbarous Coast


Monday 20 June 2016

Bartender You See

Bartender you see this wine that's drinkin me
Came from the vine that strung Judas from the devil's tree
Roots deep deep in the ground
Dave Matthews Band


Sunday 19 June 2016

Ethan Hawke

What Doesn't Kill You

Snow Falling on Cedars

Born to be Blue

Training Day

Assault on Precinct 13

Brooklyn's Finest

Saturday 18 June 2016

Don't Explain

Don't Explain
Abbey Lincoln

Not Just at the End

        ...... shadows, rain, urban darkness, blunt seediness and the realization that since not just at the end but at the center of things, are death and other hopeless mysteries, human striving is meaningless. There's something soothing about realizing that all is futile.

Richard Hell
on Kiss Me Deadly

reblogged via Criterion.com

Saturday 11 June 2016

Little Less Pain

                           We don't even ask for happiness, just a little less pain.

Charles Bukowski

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Looking for Somebody

        When you're looking for somebody and you find yourself in contact with people you've never met, you are getting close.

Alan Furst
Red Gold

Friday 10 June 2016

More Soleils

Kill Me Again

In Cold Blood

The Killer Inside Me

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Plein Soleil

True Confessions
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reblogged via Noirsville

The Only Crime

          All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.


Richard Keating