Monday, May 17, 2010
Wheel of Misfortune
You're tired but won't hit the sack
Ahead lies a road that is black
The past in the mirror
won't get any nearer
It's fate, and there's no turning back
Tom Neal is shadowed by a flashback in Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945). The highway in the opening credits recedes: It's the road left behind, the past that is lost forever. Another Noir Week is thumbing a ride.