Thursday 30 November 2017

Never Seen Her ...................

       Her face seemed to narrow and lengthen. I had never seen her look ugly before. An ugly woman with a gun is a terrible thing.

Ross MacDonald
The Way Some People Die

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Every Sinner ............. 21

 Sunset Boulevard

LA Confidential


 Nocturnal Animals

 Odd Man Out


 Le Samourai

 Double Indemnity

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Valley of Elah

The Killers

The Onion Field

Monday 27 November 2017

Cold Saturday Night

         I was in LA in '08. It was a cold Saturday night. I had spread my phone number out to a score of women and was just indulging this sweet, sad, elegiac, bale loneliness - don't tell me you haven't been there.

James Ellroy


Phantom Lady

Phantom Lady
Robert Siodmak

Sunday 26 November 2017

Failure in Deceit

I had some victory that was just failure in deceit
Now the joke's comin' up through the soles of my feet
I been a long time walking on fortune's cane
Tonight i'm steppin' lightly and feeling no pain
Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen

Brian Tull