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.


D Cairns said...

The budget was a far cry from lavish,
But smartly they hired Anne Savage,
Her convincing ferocity
Led to atrocity
With Tom Neal looking suitably ravaged.

Norm Knott said...

A pause
for applause

Nice lim, D Cairns

surly hack said...

When writing on noir on the cheap
D. Cairns mines a vein that is deep
His critical view
both pithy and true
is tops on our limerick heap

D Cairns said...


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