Straight Down the Line:

A Trip Through Fifteen Dark Films



Part 1

“Miles Archer, dead?”


Part 2

“You called me this morning.”


Part 3

“the little story of right-hand left-hand”


Part 4

“candy-colored clown”


Part 5

“something black in the green part of your eye”



the films in Straight Down the Line

The Maltese Falcon (1941)  John Huston
Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
Out of the Past (1947) Jacques Tourneur
Sunset Boulevard (1950) Billy Wilder
The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
Breathless (1960) Jean-Luc Godard
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn
The French Connection (1971) William Friedkin
Dirty Harry (1971) Don Siegel
Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski
Blood Simple (1984) Coen bros
Blue Velvet (1986) David Lynch
Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino
Jackie Brown (1997) Quentin Tarantino