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Monday, 27 June 2016

Out Here chasing Dreams


                   We're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe. Why do we come out here chasing dreams that are so hard to catch ? It takes your heart, your guts and your liver just to find the lock, and then 999 times out of a grand you can't find the key.

Robert Campbell

Benn Mitchell








Sunday, 26 June 2016

Game of Chance


Life's a game of chance
And you're one of the minor players
Look for what you love
The day to come harbours some

Round Midnight
(Monk/Hanighen/Williams)
Carmen Macrae

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Alfred Statler
reblogged via Noirbynight.tumblr

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Reached for Something


           My free hand reached for something to hold on to and closed on liquid nothing.

Ross MacDonald

Friday, 24 June 2016

A Man Out of Time




















                 Late 1960s Los Angeles ultimately provides a kind of purgatory that Walker needs to pick or bludgeon his way through. But although Walker is a very physical presence who metes out some form of violence to many of the characters he meets, as well as a whole range of inanimate objects, he is actually not directly responsible for any of the multiple deaths that pepper the film.

A Man Out of Time
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema 2007

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Point Blank
 1967

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Darkness Take My Hand ............ 25

Wages of Fear

Death of a Cyclist

Hardcore

Gun Crazy

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Night and the City

Crimson Kimono

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reblogged via Noirsville.com

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

All Your Life


            ............ I keep trying, when i remember to, but it keeps getting tougher every year. Like trying to chin yourself with one hand. You can practice off and on all your life and never make it.

Ross MacDonald
The Barbarous Coast
1956

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Kenzotrufi.tumblr

Monday, 20 June 2016

Bartender You See


Bartender you see this wine that's drinkin me
Came from the vine that strung Judas from the devil's tree
Roots deep deep in the ground
Bartender
(Matthews)
Dave Matthews Band

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unknown

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Ethan Hawke

What Doesn't Kill You

Snow Falling on Cedars

Born to be Blue


Training Day


Assault on Precinct 13

Brooklyn's Finest

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Don't Explain


Don't Explain
(Holiday/Herzog)
Abbey Lincoln

Not Just at the End


             ........ shadows, rain, urban darkness, blunt seediness and the realization that since not just at the end but at the center of things, are death and other hopeless mysteries, human striving is meaningless. There's something soothing about realizing that all is futile.

Richard Hell
on Kiss Me Deadly
1955
reblogged via Criterion.com

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Little Less Pain


                           We don't even ask for happiness, just a little less pain.

Charles Bukowski

image via
Banditbrand

Looking for Somebody


        When you're looking for somebody and you find yourself in contact with people you've never met, you are getting close.

Alan Furst
Red Gold
1999