Wednesday 31 August 2016

Man Who Wasn't There

Yesterday upon the stair 
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, i wish he'd go away
William Hughes Mearns

The Man Who Wasn't There
Coen Brothers

Monday 29 August 2016

The Passions that Kill

For the passions that thrill love
And take you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let it fall to hell
So ends the story

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
(Romberg/ Hammerstein)
Abbey Lincoln

Louis Faurer
42nd street 1946

Friday 26 August 2016

He would Walk like This

                 But he did not collapse, he would walk like this till doomsday, if necessary, they were not going to see him fall. His whole frame shook as the L trains pounded overhead. It was like walking directly underneath a gigantic bowling alley, with the bowls constantly thundering and the pins crashing together with ear-splitting craacks as the trains braked at the platforms.

Charles Jackson
The Lost Weekend

Thursday 25 August 2016

Good Man in a Bad Time

         He specialized in playing desperation, bigotry and psychosis ...............
        Robert Ryan never played indifference onscreen. Detachment was never his thing. Good or bad, Robert Ryan always cared, baby.

Jake Hinkson
The Night Editor
July 2016

Ryan in
On Dangerous Ground

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Whether we Win

            Life has but one true charm ; the charm of the game. But what if we're indifferent to whether we win or we lose ?
Charles Baudelaire

George Bellows

Thursday 18 August 2016

Live the Questions Now

          Do not search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live with them. And the point is, live everything, live the questions now.

Rainer Maria Rilke

London 1930s

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Tuesday 16 August 2016

In a Strange Town

        Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up.

Ross MacDonald


Monday 15 August 2016

Death and the City

             The viewer shares Johnny's vertigo through a rapid montage of blurred and tilted shots, establishing an intimate identification with his physical suffering and inner life that is crucial to the film's power.

Imogen Sara Smith
Death and the City - Odd Man Out
Criterion.com 2015

Odd Man Out - 1947

Sunday 14 August 2016

Never Alone

Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest. Don't you think so ?

A.I Bezzerides

reblogged via oldogsandwhiskey.tumblr

Mabel Dwight

Saturday 13 August 2016

Jagged Fragments


Armee Des Ombres

Lost Weekend

The Grifters

Le Cercle Rouge

The Leopard Man

 Le Samourai

Reckless Moment

Godfather II


In the Mood for Love