FILM NOIR WEEK begins! 
Mitchum: “I used to sit there half asleep with the beer and the darkness…And then I saw her, coming out of the sun, and I knew why Whit didn’t care about that forty grand.”  — Out of the Past (1947)

 

Film Noir Week!
John Huston on Marilyn Monroe: “This was the first role I think Marilyn had ever played…….She was wonderful in the scene. Good as she was, I had no idea that she would attain the figure, the image for a whole country, a whole world that eventually she did” —The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

 

Film Noir Week!

Maurice: ”You have my sympathies, then. You have not yet learned that in this life you have to be like everyone else - the perfect mediocrity; no better, no worse. Individuality’s a monster and it must be strangled in it’s cradle to make our friends feel confident. You know, I’ve often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses. They are admired and hero-worshipped, but there is always present underlying wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory.” — The Killing (dir: Stanley Kubrick, 1956)