Most Movies

I’m in the
mood for
Pulp.
a
Neo Noir –
fedora + raincoat
L.A
at night in the
down pour
off the front
door – opened
to
a man,
head down but
coming up
with
eyes to greet
the woman.
And you can tell
he’s been in the
rain,
because of the front
porch light,
or the street
light
or the traffic
light
or even the light
of the
rain,
catching him
properly.
The woman can
tell he’s
slightly embarrassed
that
he’s there on
business
at such a late
hour
with such a
beautiful woman standing
before him,
but he’s
an urban cowboy
street smart,
slick.
And even though
this
is a b+w
movie,
you can see it all
in the clarity
of the
shot,
even though it’s
black + w,
you
can pick
out
the colours of
the light,
the street light
house light
traffic
light – light
rain, and
the
beautiful woman
over
her shoulder panning
to the man,
the dick,
there
on business.
With
a handful of
popcorn
from the coffee table,
as you lean
back into
the
sofa,
remember –
more times than
not
it isn’t the
director
or
the actress
or
the actor
you should marvel over,
it’s the director
of photography.
He’s the
guy, the champion
of the film,
the b + white
shots
clean + colourful
emotional.
– he makes up for
the writer(s)
who took a
great noir novel
and hacked it to
hell.

Why?

because he’s a pulp fan
a hard case crime
fan,
always studying
the artwork
and the artist
who designed
the
dust jackets of
the best
noirs
in the first
place.

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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