Thursday, 21 October 2010

"I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."

A terrifying ride. - Gloria Grahame (left) and  Humphrey Bogart (right)

I drew Humphrey Bogart yesterday. Horrible, horrible portrait because I'm no artist at all. Unfortunately, since I haven't retrieved the USB from the depths of Hell yet, I can't upload it. Another time, maybe.


Because I watched 'In A Lonely Place'.

A classic 1950 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Humphrey Bogart as an out-of-work screenwriter named Dixon Steele with a cynical and violent temperament. Hell, only in the first few minutes of the film he's gone out of his way to try and beat two people senseless.

There are two themes/stories going on throughout the film. On one side, Steele is suspected in the murder of a woman (his cynical, eccentric nature doesn't help one bit, I tell you). On the other side, we have the love story: Steele falls in love with his neighbour Laurel Gray (played by the fascinating Gloria Grahame), a seemingly stony individual.

I suggest watching this film. I really, really do. Especially if you enjoy character-based films.

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