Sunday 31 December 2023

Being a Dead Man

         Back in the Mojave desert while Vera was napping in the passenger seat. Al had wondered how he'd get rid of Haskell's car and get back to normal life with Sue. Imagining his reunion he said to himself "This nightmare of being a dead man would be over" ...... and precisely on the word "nightmare" Vera's eyes already aimed at Al's face behind her eyelids, suddenly open, and she stares at him like a devil. At this moment Al's life turns into a nightmare beyond his previous imagining. With it's horror story and it's downbeat ending Detour is not trying to comfort anyone. It wants it's audience to feel the logical impact of the anti-social current it senses in postwar life. Al Roberts may be living a nightmare, but there was still time for Americans to reverse course and recover the social harmony they were quickly losing.

Daniel R. Kieckhefer
The Cinematograph.com

Friday 29 December 2023

On Noir Set #28

Killers Kiss

Angel Heart

Asphalt Jungle

Hot Spot

Third Man

Godfather II

Lady from Shanghai


Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The Killers (2013)

The Set Up


Lost Weekend

Killer Inside Me (2010)

Rear Window

Reservoir Dogs

They Shoot Horses Don't They

Shutter Island

Thursday 28 December 2023

Wish I Never Played

For you i was a flame
Love is a losing game
Five story fire as you came
Love is a losing game
One i wish i never played
Oh what a mess we made
And now, the final frame
Love is a losing game
Love is a Losing Game
Amy Winehouse

Esther Bubley

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Big Lonely City #213

Arthur Lavine

Chester Higgins

Edward Miller



Walker Evans

Ernst Haas

FC Gundlach

Jack Delano



Fred Stein

George Rodriquez




Kenneth McIntyre

Luc Kordas


John Duprey


Mario De Biasi

Marjory Collins

Minor White

Reginald Marsh

Rene Jacques

Roger Viollet

Sam Falk

Sylvian Esstrangle

Rolland Collins

Russell Lee

Vsevolod Tarasevich

Peter Keetman