Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Nobody Knows .......


                                  Nobody knows anybody - not that well.
Tom Reagan
Millers Crossing
1990

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Plunder Road


























Plunder Road
Hubert Cornfield
1957

Monday, 27 October 2014

Noir in a Glass



reblogged from
Whiskeyandmisanthrophy.tumblr

It's Not Even Past


             In 'Requiem for a nun'  William Faulkner wrote 'the past is never dead, it's not even past'. The pasts of both the director and star of Lady from Shanghai are alive in the facets of the film ; fresh, hurting, unexamined, and damning as all unprocessed traumas are.

from
If You're Confused You're Supposed to Be
Postmodern joan

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Lady from Shanghai
1947

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Never Want Anything Very Hard ......


              There's always something to do if you don't have to consider work or consider the cost. It's no real fun but the rich don't know that. They never had any. They never want anything very hard except maybe somebody else's wife and that's a pretty pale desire compared with the way a plumber's wife wants new curtains for the living room.

The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler
1953

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Patrick Quinn
Penguin Books

Moments of Noir ........ part three

The Big Sleep

Laura

Le Cercle Rouge

Possessed

Out of the Past
reblogged from 
Agirlandagun

Friday, 24 October 2014

Take Chances


     Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.

William Faulkner

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Francis Wolff

Mosaic Noir #38

Manhunter

Third Man

The Grifters

Mildred Pierce


Hammett

Plunder Road

Cool Hand Luke
reblogged from
Agirlandagun and Noirbynight

Thursday, 23 October 2014

James Lee Burke Covers




Here Lies the Fool .......

                              Don't put no headstone on my grave
                              All my life i've been a slave
                              And i don't  want the world to know
                              Here lies the fool that loved you so

Don't Put No Headstone
(Rich)
Esther Phillips
1966

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Fred Lyon
Chinatown
San Francisco 1954