Thursday 29 December 2022

Almost Alone

          Beyond the electroliers, beyond the beat and toot of the small sidewalk cars, beyond the smell of hot fat and popcorn and the shrill children and the barkers in the peep shows, beyond everything but the smell of the ocean and the suddenly clear line of the shore and the creaming fall of the waves into the pebbled spume. I walked almost alone now. The noises died behind me, the hot dishonest light became a fumbling glare. Then the lightless finger of a black pier jutted seaward into the dark. This would be the one. I turned to go out on it.

Farewell My Lovely
Raymond Chandler

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #111

Odds Against Tomorrow

Blood Simple

Dark Passage

Angel Heart

Ghost Ship (1943)


Killers Kiss

Le Cercle Rouge

Nightmare Alley

Flame and Citron

The Set Up


Kiss of Death

Hickey and Boggs

Night and the City

The Limey

Night of the Hunter


The Wrong Man

One False Move

Monday 26 December 2022

Beautiful Surfaces

                                       There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.

Friederich Nietszche

Stefan Prohaczka

Friday 23 December 2022

Mosaic Noir #192

Mona Lisa

Lost Weekend

Killer Inside Me

Ride the Pink Horse

Eye of the Needle


Dead of Night


Phantom Lady

Perry Mason (2020)

Deuxiemme Souffle

The Getaway (1972)


Double Indemnity

Two Jakes

On the Waterfront

Le Cercle Rouge