Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Retro

Chinatown

LA Confidential

The Man Who Wasn't There

Carol

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Millers Crossing

The Conformist

Raging Bull

Hammett

Shutter Island

Mob City

Dance with a  Stranger

Farewell My Lovely

Angelheart

Hard Times

Union City

This World Then the Fireworks

They Shoot Horses Don't They ?

https://www.indiewire.com/2012/05/video-essay-farewell-my-lovely-the-last-philip-marlowe-movie-233212/

Dripping on a Rock


           You're a guy, a human being. Just another poor son of a bitch who doesn't want to be alone when the sacred ginmill closes.
                                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
           So many changes, eating away at the world like water dripping on a rock.

Lawrence Block
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
1986

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

At Some Time


      At some time all cities have this feel ; in London it's at five or six on a winter evening. Paris has it too, late, when the cafes are closing up. In New York it can happen anytime ; early in the morning, as the light climbs over the canyon streets and the avenues stretch so far into the distance that it seems the whole world is a city ....................

Geoff  Dyer
But Beautiful ; A Book About Jazz
1991

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Jay B Wilson

Every sinner ......... 39

Phantom Lady

Angelheart

Maltese Falcon

Red Rock West

Crossfire

Romeo is Bleeding

The Sniper

Armee des Ombres

Gone Girl

Out of the Past

Mikey and Nicky

Detour

Devil in a Blue Dress

The Big Clock

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

I Gotta Run


Pardon me but i gotta run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I gotta find who's now number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here
Angel Eyes
(Taylor/Jones)
Anita O'Day

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Astor Alexander

Like Flushed Prey


        The lights of the little highway town spread with their approach and then scattered like flushed prey as they entered it's limits. Under the filling station sheds, swirling insects clouded the naked bulbs. The stores were closed ; the depot dark.

Edward Anderson
Thieves like Us
1937
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They Live By Night
1948