Tag Archives: noir

Girl on the Run, noir film, 1953

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Dr. Seuss What Was I Scared of?

I just wish I could live in this gloomy book. The narrator meets the pale green pants with nobody inside them. Blood chilling illustrations. As Kurtz from Heart of Darkness would have said: “The horror!”

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Ruth Sobotka, ballet dancer, from Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss

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My favorite film characters

I was tagged by http://christawojo.com/ for a blog tag link on favorite film characters. Here we go although not sure about order. I highly recommend all of these films but note they are dark. Anyone who follows this blog is welcome to … Continue reading

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Brian Drury, unsure of title

I think this means love. I mean, I love this artist.

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Magritte, The Menaced Assassin, 1927

Though I’m not enamored of Magritte, this is his most spectacular painting and a work which reflects a lot of the aims and obsessions of Surrealism. (See more below). The Menaced Assassin is a fascinating work in its examination of dream … Continue reading

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When Art Is Evil

Marcus Harvey, Myra In the United States, when this portrait of Myra Hindley was shown, it made little stir. (See below) That’s because she is lesser known in the US than in England, where she helped Ian Brady murder several … Continue reading

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