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September 29, 2019


Another favorite Noir dialogue tidbit is from Joseph Mankiewicz's 1950 "House of Strangers"--

Richard Conte : "It's 1932. New York City. It's dog eat dog and the first bite counts!"

Richard Conte! I like him in The Big Combo (but hate the character he plays--I want to slap him all over the room. The character, not the actor). Meanwhile, few in the American West have more film noir info packed into their head than Michael Shepler.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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