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6.7.11

Film Noir Expert and Poet Tony D'Ambra, Pay Hommage To The Ultimate Film noir Femme Fatale "Vera"...As I entered his poem at "One Stop Wednesday..."


VERA-NO DETOURS
Dedicated to Ann Savage

By Writer/Poet Tony D'Ambra

“Come on, come on
Put your hands into the fire
Explain, explain
As I turn and meet the power
This time, This time
Turning white and senses dire
Pull up, pull up
From one extreme to another”
- Into the Fire by 13 Senses

standing by the highway
alone against eternity
one last chance
to make it – big time

your dyin’ babe
lungs can’t hold out too long
against the rising tide
choking blood

you need a ride
booze
a shower
wash the lizard’s skin from your nails

he offers
okay
what the hell!
maybe this time

another loser
lost
so stupid
he thinks fate did it

make it happen
he’s a goner
one last chance
do it

you need love babe
I need dough more
this guy’s a ticket
to blow before I split

booze
makes me sad
lonely
love me

just one time
before I go

The Poem Vera-No Detour Is Copyrighted@filmsnoir.net

[editor's note: I think that writer, poet Tony D'Ambra's poems reach the very core Of the characters that are portrayed in these films known as film noir ...Therefore, if you like you can watch the film in its entirety and after viewing the film you re-read Tony's D'Ambra's poem or you can read Tony's poem and then watch the film. Note: You Can Also Purchase a book Of Tony's Prose and Down load a copy in an e-book format too here at LULU.COM

Thank-you, deedee ;-D

The Film "Detour" Starring Actress Ann Savage and Tom Neal...


The Synopsis For...Edgar G. Ulmer's Classic 1946 Film Noir "Detour..."
New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts decides to hitchhike to Hollywood to see his girl, Sue. When the sleazy gambler he's riding with dies en route, he impulsively takes the man's identity to hide from the police. A mysterious woman blackmails him and we watch his accidental descent into a life of crime. Despite a miniscule budget, this powerful and seedy drama was one of the most profitable films ever made.

Starring...* Tom Neal* Ann Savage* Claudia Drake* Edmund MacDonald* Tim Ryan* Esther Howard and * Pat Gleason
Directed by:* Edgar G. Ulmer
Produced by:* Leon Fromkess* Martin Mooney
Written by:* Martin Goldsmith* Martin Mooney
[Editor's Note: The Video and Information Is Courtesy Of OpenFlix]
Cinematica Poetica Poems Inspired by Movies...copyrighted@

Read more: Film Noir.Net Vera No-Detour
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

This poem is part of One Shot Wednesday, a weekly writing event, want you please join "The poets, writers, and artists over there at "One Stop Poetry aka OSP..."
Thanks,

14 comments:

Claudia said...

hey DeeDee - so cool to see your link..enjoyed the poem...cool you stepped to the edge of the pool...so how's the water..? smiles

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Claudia...
Oh! yes, the water is very cool, very refreshing, and nice too!
Claudia, in order to understand this poet's words readers, should watch the film first-even though that isn't mandatory.

Because I feel Tony's words, are very strong, and very beautiful and stand on their own.
Claudia, thanks, for stopping by and leaving a comment too!
deedee ;-D

Brian Miller said...

nice...tony did a great job...this was a thoroughly enjoyable read...he carried the dialogue well throughout...and it goes well with the film for sure...

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and compliment for writer and poet Tony D'Ambra' words.
I must admit that I have learned so much about the beauty Of and intricacy Of poetry from you, Claudia, Tony, and Willow. I most definitely, want to take this time and thank-you, again!
deedee ;-D

Sam Juliano said...

Once again, Tony d'Ambra uses poetry to capture the eseence of a character and a subject. DETOUR of course is a seminal B noir, that has risen in reputation over the years, and is now considered a classic. Ann Savage has never been dissected like this, and I again salute Tony for his incomparable work. Of course his poetry is available in an inexpensive paperback volume.

Great clip from the film too!

Wonderful post here Dee Dee!

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

"Sam Juliano said...Once again, Tony d'Ambra uses poetry to capture the essence of a character and a subject. DETOUR of course is a seminal B noir, that has risen in reputation over the years...

Hi! Sam Juliano...
Oh! yes, no truer words were ever spoken...about Tony's words,[poem]the essence Of a character [Vera] and a subject matter. [Film noir]

I have to second the notion and agree with you 100% that Edgar G.Ulmer's 1945 film "Detour" is today a true classic film noir.

Sam Juliano, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...as usual.

deedee ;-D

Claudia said...

just wanted to say hi...smiles

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Claudia...
I may have mentioned this to you already, but I'm currently, experiencing computer prob[lem.]
However, I'm stilling reading and "lurking." With that being said,
Thanks, for stopping by to just say...hi!
deedee ;-D

Crosby Kenyon said...

Was in a film noir kind of mood tonight and thought I'd drop by. Caught a little bit of Edmund O'Brien but can't remember the dame's name. Then a bat buzzed me--the first one in this apt. in the six years I've been here. Happily, I was able to catch it with a sheet and release it--a brown bat. They're trying to get us to go easy on them since they're in danger of going extinct due to the white nose virus. Yeah, I know, I seemed to have my own movie going, but I'll still take the noir.

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Crosby Kenyon...
Before I even comment on actor Edmund O'Brien...all I can say is...Wow!
when it comes to the incident with the brown bat...
...I hope that you are doing okay.I'm quite sure that was a horrifying experience even though it appears as if you had the situation fully under control.

I'm not going to "kid" you I would have been "floored!"

I was able to catch it with a sheet and release it--a brown bat. They're trying to get us to go easy on them since they're in danger of going extinct due to the white nose virus.

I wasn't aware Of this info[rmation]about the white nose virus. Because I try to steer clear Of all things associated with bats!
With that being said, I still wouldn't want to see them [brown bats] become extinct.

"Caught a little bit of Edmund O'Brien but can't remember the dame's name."

Crosby if you recall even a "smidgeon" Of the plot I probably can tell you the title Of the film.

Thanks, for stopping by and leaving a comment about your "horrifying" experience that ended well and a comment too!

deedee ;-D

Crosby Kenyon said...

Hi,

White Nose Syndrome appears to be wiping out several bat species in a number of states--increasing the population of various pests.

The film: Ed O. is a brash young attorney who barges past Vincent Price's "personal" secretary and into a meeting where he gives VP a bill for driving into a vendor's food cart.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Crosby...
I just did a quick check over there on Google...Unfortunately, it appears to be a disease that is spreading from one animal to another at an unprecedented rate. "Unbelievable!"

"The film: Ed O. is a brash young attorney who barges past Vincent Price's "personal" secretary and into a meeting where he gives VP a bill for driving into a vendor's food cart."
Oh! yes, the film is the 1947 film
"The Web" starring the two males that you mentioned and...
...[The dame is actress Ella Raines...She also appeared in another great little seminal noir director Robert Siodmak's "The Phantom Lady."]

Clips from both films are on the little mix-pod I posted below...Crosby Kenyon...Thanks, for stopping by again!
deedee ;)

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