Movies

Noir

Hollow Triumph

Paul Henreid: You’re a bitter little lady.

Joan Bennett: It’s a bitter little world.

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The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart regarding Lauren Bacall:

She was worth a stare. She was trouble.

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The Big Steal

Robert Mitchum: I don’t usually make it a habit to butt into women’s affairs,

but what’s this guy Fisk to you?

Jane Greer: Don’t change your habits on my account.

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Ace in the Hole

Jan Sterling: I don’t pray.

Kneeling bags my nylons.

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Farewell, My Lovely

Dick Powell: I caught the blackjack right behind my ear.

A black pool opened up at my feet.

I dived in.

It had no bottom.

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Detour

Tom Neal: Money. You know what that is. The stuff you never have enough of.

Little green things with George Washington’s picture that men slave for, commit crimes for, die for.

It’s the stuff that has caused more trouble in the world than anything else ever invented.

Simply because there’s too little of it.

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The Big Steal

Jane Greer to Robert Mitchum: What I like about you is you’re rock bottom.

I wouldn’t expect you to understand this,

but it’s a great comfort for a girl to know she could not possibly sink any lower.

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The Woman in the Window

Edward G. Robinson to Joan Bennett: There are only three ways to deal with a blackmailer.

You can pay him and pay him and pay him until you’re penniless.

Or you can call the police yourself and let your secret be known to the world.

Or you can kill him.

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Blade Runner

Harrison Ford: [narrating] I don’t know why he saved my life.

Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before.

Not just his life – anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want.

Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got?

All I could do was sit there and watch him die.

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Der Himmel über Berlin

Ich kann dich nicht sehen, aber ich weiß, dass du hier bist.

Ich fühle es.

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Sie wurden um hängen seit ich hier bin.

Ich wünschte, ich könnte dein Gesicht sehen.

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Nur in die Augen schauen und sagen Ihnen, wie gut es ist,

hier zu sein. Nur um etwas zu berühren.

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Siehe, das ist kalt, das fühlt sich gut. Oder zu rauchen.

Haben Kaffee. Oder wenn Sie es gemeinsam zu tun, das ist fantastisch.

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Oder zu zeichnen. Du weißt, du einen Bleistift nehmen und Sie machen eine dunkle Linie,

 dann machen Sie eine leichte Linie und zusammen ist es eine gute Linie.

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Oder wenn Ihre Hände sind kalt und reiben Sie sie zusammen.

Siehe, das ist gut, das fühlt sich gut.

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Es gibt so viele gute Dinge, aber du bist nicht hier.

Ich bin hier.

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Ich wünschte, du wärst hier. Ich wünschte,

du könntest mit mir reden. . . denn ich bin ein Freund.

Compañero.

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I don’t usually…

…do blog challenges.  But when I do…

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…Strawberry Singh!

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Hair ~ Wasabi Pills ~ “Hawk mesh hair” – iceberg

Sunglasses~ Redgrave ~ “Aviators v.1.1”

Makeup ~ MOCK Cosmetics ~ “Mock and Mole”

Jacket ~ Nephilaine Protagonist ~ from the “AeroPD Flightsuit” – (no longer available)


Eternal Vigilance

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This is the city I guard.

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Watching.

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Listening.

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Sometimes warning.

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I stand in a high place.

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Eternal vigilance.

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This is the city I guard.

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Just an algorithm

Hello, I am the Clockmaker.

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Who sent you?

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The Keymaker. He said you needed a clock made.

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You’re not what I was expecting.

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They all say that. When do you need your clock?

Before time runs out. Now who are you really?

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Oh, I’m just an algorithm. Like the woman in the red dress.

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Trois Couleurs: Bleu ~ (for Momo)

Grady Echegaray ~ (Originally published at strangepixels.net, August 20th, 2010)

Losing too is still ours,

and even forgetting still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation.

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When something’s let go of it circles,

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and though we are rarely the center of the circle,

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it draws around us it’s unbroken, marvelous curve.

~ R. M. Rilke ~

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Die Blitz Mädel

Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr.

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Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.

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It was a fine affair,

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But now it’s over.

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And though I used to care,

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I need the open air.

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You’re better off without me,

Mein Herr.

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