THE BLACK DAHLIA / 2006 / BRIAN DE PALMA
Richard Attenborough in Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
Scattered frames from Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
one of the most stylistically idiosyncratic films i’ve seen
Magali Noel plays a nightclub chanteuse in Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955)
Lauren Bacall in “Dark Passage” (1947)
book #31 - You Have Killed Me by Jamie S. Rich & Joëlle Jones
book #32 - Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Odell: Hey Easy, find a job yet?
Easy Rawlins: I ain’t studyin’ no job, Odell.
Odell: Ain’t studyin’ no job? How you gonna live?
Easy Rawlins: I got a little money saved up. I’ll invest in real estate. Maybe go into business for myself.
Odell: What kind of business?
Easy Rawlins: A little private investigating.
Odell: You get in trouble doing that.
Easy Rawlins: Well, like a man told me once: “Step out your door, you’re already in trouble. Just a matter if you’re mixed up at the top or not, that’s all.”
From The Big Sleep (1946). In honor of Lauren Bacall’s passing, I just published a tribute to her best noirish roles.