Friday, 27 May 2016

They Will Spin

Oh i can't sleep
All i got baby is a nickel and a nail
If i get lonely
I can spin a nickel, they will spin

A Nickel and a Nail
O.V Wright


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Something Crooked

            Shot most of the film with a wide-angle lens that distorted the buildings and emphasised the wet cobblestone streets. But the angle of vision was just to suggest that something crooked was going on.

Carol Reed
on The Third Man

Ernst Haas

Robert Adams

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Flicker of Phantom

My heart lost rhythm at the flicker of phantom in the whiskey-stained voice.

Iceberg Slim

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Shame of Fools

          It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.


Boris Smelov

Monday, 23 May 2016

Darkness take My Hand ............. 23

Armee Des Ombres

Killers Kiss

Party Girl

Kiss Me Deadly

In the Mood for Love

A Man Escaped

The Conversation

some images reblogged
via Sawedoffshotgun

Laughing Long Enough

          Every so often, the gods stop laughing long enough to do something horrible. There are few facts that are not horrible. The bitter, insufficient truth is that God's recovered but fun is dead.

Gustav Hasford
A Gypsy Good Time

Saturday, 21 May 2016

All You Can See

And you know she will be waiting there
And you'll find her somehow you swear
Somewhere tonight you run sad and free
Until all you can see is the night
The Night
Bruce Springsteen


Angles of Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock

Friday, 20 May 2016


              Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared.

William Shakespeare

Black and White Blues

                 ........ Woman playing the piano, black straight oily bob, lots of rouge on her brown cheeks, lots of rouge on her big mouth. Earrings in her ears, pink silk dress and a big rope of pearl beads. Got a voice like a crazy cow. Got a voice like a hell's imp sitting on her tongue. Shouting up at the clarinet player, shaking their fingers at each other and smiling at each other.

Dorothy B. Hughes
Black and White Blues
from A Book of Stories and Sketches 1959

B Thomas

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Defences against Heartbreak

With all it's deaths and defeats Noir rarely breaks your heart ; fatalism and cynicism are defences against heartbreak.

Imogen Sara Smith
In a Lonely Place - an epitaph for love
Criterion Collection

In a Lonely Place 1950