Thursday 29 June 2023

Fast But Not Fast

         The young man walks by himself, fast but not fast enough, far but not far enough (faces slide out of sight, talk trails into tattered scraps, footsteps tap fainter in alleys) ; he must catch the last subway, the streetcar, the bus, run up the gangplanks of all the steamboats, register at all the hotels, work in the cities, answer the want ads, learn the trades, take up the jobs, live in all the boarding houses, sleep in all the beds. One bed is not enough, one job is not enough, one life is not enough. At night, head swimming with wants, he walks by himself alone.

John Dos Passos

Todd Webb

Monday 26 June 2023

On Noir Set #22

Asphalt Jungle

Reservoir Dogs

Blade Runner

Kiss Me Deadly

Bad Times at the El Royale

Godfather II

Man with the Golden Arm

Mildred Pierce (2011)

Night of the Hunter

Taxi Driver




Third Man

Touch of Evil

Raging Bull