Wednesday 28 February 2018

Mark Ruffalo

 Shutter Island

What Doesn't Kill You

 In the Cut

All the King's Men


I Was Part

          You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, i was part of the nastiness now.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep


Tuesday 27 February 2018

He Who Seeks

      He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.

Walter Benjamin

Robert Doisneau

A Postman Always Rings Twice

Postman Always Rings Twice
Bob Rafelson

Monday 26 February 2018

All Things Had Opposites

         But love and hate, he thought now, good and evil, lived side by side in the human heart, and not merely in differing proportions in one man and the next, but all good and all evil. One had merely to look for a little of either to find it all, one had merely to scratch the surface. All things had opposites close by, every decision a reason against it, every animal an animal that destroys it, the male the female, the positive the negative.

Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train

Fortune Magazine

More John Vachon

Sunday 25 February 2018

Every Sinner ............ 29

Kiss Me Deadly

Farewell My Lovely

Killers Kiss

Get Carter

The Hustler

Le Cercle Rouge

Lost Weekend

Dial M for Murder

Key Largo


The Killers

Loaned His Title

        In the 1950s when i was hanging around Sullivans gym and the Grammercy gym there were fixed fights. Mob guys like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo had taken over the sport ; one lightweight champion had loaned his title to others at least twice ; the welterweight division was a slag heap.

Pete Hamill

Norman Rockwell

Saturday 24 February 2018

Le Deuxiemme Souffle

Deuxiemme Souffle
Jean Pierre Melville

His Face Was Small

           "I'll take ham and eggs" the man call Al said. He wore a derby hat and a black overcoat buttoned across the chest. His face was small and white and he had tight lips. He wore a silk muffler and gloves.
          "Give me bacon and eggs" said the other man. He was about the same size as Al. Their faces were different, but they were dressed like twins. Both wore overcoats too tight for them. They sat leaning forward, their elbows on the counter.

The Killers
Ernest Hemingway

Ethan Rohloff

Friday 23 February 2018

Kill the Part

Don't kill yourself. Kill the part of you that you don't like.

Ernest Hemingway

To Have and Have Not

The Prowler

The Prowler
Joseph Losey