Sunday, 18 February 2018

George Diskant

 Narrow Margin


On Dangerous Ground

They Live by Night

The Racket

Drink Something Else

           "The rest of them drink something else ; they drink promises. They drink hope. And i've got to hand it to them."

William Lindsay Gresham
Nightmare Alley

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mosaic Noir .......... 81


Key Largo


Lost Weekend

Armee Des Ombres

Odd Man Out

Reservoir Dogs

Sweet Smell of Success

Le Cercle Rouge

Narrow Margin

Lullaby in Noir

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain
Don't Explain
Billie Holiday

Marcel Bovis
La Chapelle 1933

Friday, 16 February 2018

Full of Strangers

          Cities are not like suburbs only denser. They differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of these is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.

Jane Jacobs
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Leland Foster

The Woman Chaser

The Woman Chaser
Robinson Devor

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Nat Farbman 2

Like a Right Town

        This sounds like a right town. So you take the job, and you settle down in the town. And of course neither one of 'em is right, they're just like all the others. The job stinks. The town stinks. You stink. And there's not a goddamned thing you can do about it. All you can do is go on like the other guys go on. The guy giving haircuts to dogs and the guy sweeping up horse manure. Hating it. Hating yourself. And hoping.

Jim Thompson
A Hell of a Woman

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Stayed with Her

Music was our wife and we loved her. We stayed with her, clothed her and put diamond rings on her hands.

Lionel Hampton

Davide Beroni

Carl Franklin

One False Move

Devil in a Blue Dress

Out of Time

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

No Other Person

      Loneliness i began to realise was a populated place : a city in itself. And when one inhabits a city, even a city as rigorously and logically constructed as Manhattan, one starts by getting lost. Over time you begin to develop a mental map, a collection of favoured destinations and preferred routes, a labyrinth no other person could precisely duplicate or reproduce.

Olivia Laing
The Lonely City

Edward Hopper
study for Nighthawks

Every Sinner ............. 28

Two Jakes


The Ghost

Ace in the Hole

Bad Day at Black Rock


Sweet Smell of Success

Rear Window

Killing Them softly

In Cold Blood

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gun Crazy

Devil in a Blue Dress

Monday, 12 February 2018

It Isn't Working

       Everybody's living through or for or against someone else. It doesn't make too much sense, and it isn't working too well.

Ross MacDonald
The Far Side of the Dollar

Cedric Peyravernay

Sy Kattelson 2