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Monday, 29 August 2016

The Passions that Kill


For the passions that thrill love
And take you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let it fall to hell
So ends the story

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
(Romberg/ Hammerstein)
Abbey Lincoln

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Louis Faurer
42nd street 1946

Friday, 26 August 2016

He would Walk like This


                 But he did not collapse, he would walk like this till doomsday, if necessary, they were not going to see him fall. His whole frame shook as the L trains pounded overhead. It was like walking directly underneath a gigantic bowling alley, with the bowls constantly thundering and the pins crashing together with ear-splitting craacks as the trains braked at the platforms.

Charles Jackson
The Lost Weekend
1944

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Good Man in a Bad Time


         He specialized in playing desperation, bigotry and psychosis ...............
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        Robert Ryan never played indifference onscreen. Detachment was never his thing. Good or bad, Robert Ryan always cared, baby.

Jake Hinkson
The Night Editor
July 2016

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Ryan in
On Dangerous Ground


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Whether we Win


            Life has but one true charm ; the charm of the game. But what if we're indifferent to whether we win or we lose ?
Charles Baudelaire

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George Bellows
1909

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Live the Questions Now


                 ..........  Do not search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live with them. And the point is, live everything, live the questions now.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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London 1930s

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

In a Strange Town


            Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up.

Ross MacDonald

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unknown

Monday, 15 August 2016

Death and the City


             The viewer shares Johnny's vertigo through a rapid montage of blurred and tilted shots, establishing an intimate identification with his physical suffering and inner life that is crucial to the film's power.

from
Imogen Sara Smith
Death and the City - Odd Man Out
Criterion.com 2015

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Odd Man Out - 1947

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Never Alone


Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest. Don't you think so ?

A.I Bezzerides

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reblogged via oldogsandwhiskey.tumblr

Mabel Dwight