Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Crazy Angles

        The ride had begun. The theatre and club spectaculars seemed to stick up into the sky at all sorts of crazy angles, probably because most of them were planted diagonally on rooftops. Follow Thru, Whoopee, Show Boat, El Fay Club, Club Richman, Texas Guinan's. It gave the town the appearance of standing on it's ear.

Cornell Woolrich
The Number's Up

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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Somebody Buy Me a Drink

Somebody Buy Me a Drink
(Brown)
Oscar Brown Jnr

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #103

Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Donnie Brasco

The Sniper

Femme Infidele

Moonrise

Killer Inside Me (2010)

Dead of Night

Vertigo

Nightmare Alley (1947)

The Conformist

Deception

Hard Times

The Killing

Hit Me

Night Tide

The Limey

The Big Combo

The Grifters

Monday, 27 June 2022

Kind of Stale Sweetness


            I walked to the windows and pulled the shades up and opened the windows wide. The night air came drifting in with a kind of stale sweetness that still remembered automobile exhausts and the streets of the city. I reached for my drink and drank it slowly. The apartment house door closed itself down below me. Steps tinkled on the quiet sidewalk. A car started up not far away. It rushed off into the night with a rough clashing of gears. I went back to the bed and looked down at it. The imprint of her head was still in the pillow, of her small corrupt body still on the sheets. I put my empty glass down and tore the bed to pieces savagely.

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
1939