Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pain Event

A fighter who let down his guard
by too many bouts has been scarred
Each blow, ev'ry trace
is there in his face
It's lean and it's haunted and hard

Robert Ryan in The Set-Up (Robert Wise, 1947). Welcome to November Noir at Limerwrecks. First up is a tribute to film noir icon Robert Ryan. Ryan had been a boxer before becoming an actor, and had a tough, lived-in face made for film noir. Image source: Only the Cinema.

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