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Friday, 12 September 2014

Desert Noir #2

Bad Day at Black Rock

The Hitch Hiker

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


Ace in the Hole

Way of the Gun

The Prowler

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Remember Those Cheers ........


                            ' I remember those cheers
                             They still ring in my ears   
                             After years, they remain in my thoughts'

Raging Bull
1980
                       
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Robert De Niro
Raging Bull

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ticket to Hell


           He felt a sense of loneliness for a moment, an empty need for something he'd never put into words, and never would. The desolation of the vast country was like a symbolic painting of his own life - the boulders, the dry heat - without another soul as far as he could see.


Ticket to Hell
Harry Whittington
1959

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Black Lizard cover

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

So Walk Tall


                                It's midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute
                                It's a mad dog's promenade
                                So walk tall, or baby, don't walk at all

New York City Serenade
(Springsteen)
Bruce Springsteen

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reblogged via Noirbynight tumblr

Saturday, 6 September 2014

A Cold Feeling Back


              If you put your lips to a police badge
              You only get a cold feeling back
              And if you stroke a .38-caliber revolver
              The .38-caliber revolver absolutely doesn't care


Cornell Woolrich
Strangler's Serenade
1951

reblogged from Noirboiled notes
Pulp poem of the week

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Painted from Memory


And so this had to be
Painted from memory
Funny, now i can see
How looks can be deceiving

Painted from Memory
(Costello/Bachrach)
Elvis Costello

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John Duprey
New York
via NoirbyNight

Don't Want to Hear

 
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.

Frederich Neitzsche

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Collateral
2004

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Killing





 The Killing
Stanley Kubrick
1956

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Beautiful Stills from Beautiful films

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Focus Can hurt You


      I like to be alone so i can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to become some stress casualty in early middle age.

James Ellroy