Thursday 30 March 2017

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Man is a Louse

Man is a louse for other men. Thus man is a host for other men. I call this semiconduction, this valve, this single arrow, this relation without a reversal of direction - parasitic.

Michael Serres
The Parasite

Jason Tannen

Saturday 25 March 2017

Is There a Way to Win ?

Jeff Bailey - ''That's not the way to win''
Kathie Moffat - ''Is there a way to win ?''
Jeff Bailey - ''There's a way to lose more slowly''
Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Daniel Freeman

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Like a Tide

The past
was filling the room
like a tide
of whispers.
Ross MacDonald
Instant Enemy

reblogged from Noirboiled Notes

Derek Colligan

He Just Learned

Don't cry, he just learned some women have guts.
Jules Dassin

Monday 20 March 2017

To Go Wrong

To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Ed van der Elsken
San Francisco 1960

Steve Buscemi

Reservoir Dogs

Boardwalk Empire


Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Thursday 16 March 2017

I Am Convinced

I am convinced that happiness has nothing to do with money.

Takeshi Kitano

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Tuesday 14 March 2017

As Phones Do ................

     The phone rang. Softly, in actuality, yet it seemed loud and ominous, as phones do at night in dark hotel rooms.

Jim Thompson
The Nothing Man

The Kill Off -1989

Monday 13 March 2017

Sunday 12 March 2017

Unfinished Business

                A bundle of unfinished business lingered from the Depression - nagging questions about ingrained venality, mean human nature and the way unchecked urban growth threw society dangerously out of whack. Writers and directors responded by delivering gritty, bitter dramas that slapped our romantic illusions in the face and put the boot to the throat of the smug bourgeoisie.

Dark City
Eddie Muller

Saturday 11 March 2017

To Be Defeated

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke