Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Push Him Around

           He was a windblown blossom of some two hundred pounds with freckled teeth and the mellow voice of a circus barker. He was tough, fast and he ate red meat. Nobody could push him around. He was the kind of cop who spits on his blackjack every night instead of saying his prayers. But he had humorous eyes.

  • Farewell My Lovely
  • Raymond Chandler
  • 1940

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #66


Union City

Strangers on a Train

Two Jakes

Knife in the Water

The Grifters

Touch of Evil

Public Eye

Le Doulos


A Ship Bound for India

Get Carter

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

You Get On

Well i suppose nothing is meant to last forever. We  have to make room for other people. It's a wheel. You get on, you have to go to the end.

Vivian Maier

Ben Aronson

Jules Dassin

  • Jules Dassin Tribute
  • Filmstruck
  • 2017

Monday, 29 March 2021

More Poster Noir

Big Lonely City #155

John Collier Jnr

Victor Guidalevitch

Arnold Eagle

Earl Leaf

Fritz Henle



Ilse Bing

Lisette Model

Peter Solarz

Saul Leiter

Paula Horn Kotis

Sergio Larrain



Vivian Maier


Wayne Miller



Sunday, 28 March 2021

The Right Buttons

            The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky,  justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.

Raymond Chandler