28 December 2013

Film Noir

Lately I have been watching a bunch of film noir, I can not even remember the names of all the films. Sometimes I take screenshots of things I like. In colour below is from Airplane!, it is not film noir, but I liked the script.

Unknown film, trip over the border, advertising on walls.

Unknown film, in the boxing gym.

Unknown film, comic strip.

Unknown film, lovely script on the wall in the Salvation Army refuge where George Taylor and his dame hide down by the docks from the baddies, although you never really know who the baddies are sometimes.

Unknown film set in San Francisco.

All from Double Indemnity, an excellent introduction to film noir.

In the future when this is screened it will need a health warning - smoking makes you wear really high pants.

Look out.

You never know who you might meet in the grocer.

Hey, where'd you go?

I'm over here.

What in the heck you doing there?

I'm looking for the macaroni.

Oh, okay, let's go for a drive then.

Ain't this swell?

According to IMDB, it is the familiar Schubert playing during the denoument.

04 December 2013

Poems, koans and postcards

A gift from the sunset.

I wanted to call it a koan, but clearly it is not.

This may be a more proper koan.

I was really happy with the addressing, but I can't show you most of it.

If you want to really learn about koans, you should read Night Boat by Alan Spence. I read it slowly and it is a book that rewards patience. It is about the life of Hakuin.

I should think now about preparing a gift for the dawn.

Around SF

The shop in which the cobbler refused to take 20 dollars for a pair of shoelaces

Shop window


Present for Airbnb host

Kermit's roof

Good weather for succulents

Pond in the Japanese Garden