Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Friday, 18 August 2017

It Dies Hard


"Mostly i just kill time" he said, "and it dies hard".

Raymond Chandler
Farewell My Lovely
1940

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Every Sinner ............ 9

Hell Drivers

LA Confidential

Killers Kiss

Get Carter

The Killers

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Odd Man Out

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Weegee



You can't be a nice Nelly and take news pictures.

Weegee
(Arthur Felig)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Lest We Should See


Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day
The lights must never go out
The music must always play
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home ;
Lest we should see where we are
Lost in a haunted wood
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good

WH Auden
from "September 1st 1939"
1940

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Vivian Maier

Agatha






Agatha
Michael Apted
1979

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Defeated by Greater


The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Othello
Orson Welles 1951

Waltz for Debby

Waltz for Debby
Bill Evans
1961

Saturday, 12 August 2017

......Or Any Night


The night is tonight, tomorrow night ....... or any night.

Night and the City
Jules Dassin
1950

Friday, 11 August 2017

No Worse Than Others


              People were being beaten, robbed, strangled, raped and murdered. People were hungry, sick, bored, desperate with loneliness or remorse or fear, angry, cruel, feverish, shaken by sobs. A city no worse than others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness.

Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye
1953

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Herbert Gehr
1945

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Understood Backwards


Life can only be understood backwards ; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

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Miles Hyman

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Really Gets Bad


I do pretty well till after sundown
Suppertime i'm feelin sad
But it really gets bad
Round midnight
Round Midnight
(Monk)
Ella Fitzgerald

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Gaston Paris 1935