Thursday, July 1, 2010

from aki kaurismäki's shadows in paradise - 1986

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2 fast drinking women

giulietta masina in la strada - 1954
émilie dequenne in rosetta - 1999

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

street scene

king vidor - street scene - 1931

Monday, May 24, 2010

drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake.
st paul

from hitchcock's shadow of a doubt

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

a medicine for my mind

don siegel - the lineup - 1958
writer - stirling silliphant

listen dipso
if i ever see you with a bottle, if i even smell it....

ok ok ok
look, i drive better with it you know i,
i think better too.
it's just like a medicine for my mind.

you're prescriptions just been canceled.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ornament und verbrechen

adolf loos whiskey glass from 1929 manufactured by lobmeyr

Sunday, June 21, 2009

the lost weekend

also does a good rosé


some nice wines, not too expensive

Thursday, April 2, 2009


toshirô mifune in akira kurosawa's the idiot - 1951

Saturday, March 21, 2009

whiskey checkers

carol reed - our man in havana - 1959
(ernie kovacs and alec guinness)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

vin de pays du vaucluse

good wine is a necessity of life for me
thomas jefferson

found on kermit lynch's red wine - vin de pays du vaucluse
mis en bouteille par leydier et fils

a good wine for a dipsomaniac without a sou

Friday, February 6, 2009

georgian wine

otar iosseliani - falling leaves - 1966

Friday, January 30, 2009

unconscious of nightfall

in less than half-an-hour the started, the cider-makers in the yard having ceased their labours and gone away, so that the only sounds audible there now were the trickling of the juice from the tightly screwed press, and the buzz of a single wasp, which had drunk itself so tipsy that it was unconscious of nightfall.

thomas hardy - the woodlanders - 1887

Sunday, December 21, 2008

danny boy

coen brothers - miller's crossing - 1990

Sunday, November 30, 2008

block 24

hendry, primitivo

Sunday, August 10, 2008

city lights

charles chaplin - city lights - 1931

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

the melancholia of john barrymore

john barrymore in george cukor's diner at eight, 1933
(attempts at dipsomania between 30 and 45 minutes in the film)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

with harvey at charlie's

from henry koster's harvey, 1950

elwood p. dowd and harvey at charlie's, jimmy stewart as a fine dipsomaniac

Monday, February 25, 2008

i intend to search your offices

drink from john huston's the maltese falcon, 1941

Thursday, February 21, 2008

capering about most obstreperously

the liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.

(from the spouter-inn chapter)

when stubb reappeared, he came with a dark flask in one hand, and a sort of tea-caddy in the other. the first contained strong spirits, and was handed to queequeg; the second was aunt charity's gift, and that was freely given to the waves.

(from the monkey rope chapter)

"that drove the spigot out of him!" cries stubb. "'tis july's immortal fourth; all fountains must run wine to-day! would now, it were old orleans whiskey, or old ohio, or unspeakable old monongahela! then, tashtego, lad, i'd have ye hold a canakin to the jet, and we'd drink round it! yea, verily, hearts alive, we'd brew choice punch in the spread of his spout-hole there, and from that live punch-bowl quaff the living stuff!"

(from pitchpoling chapter)

herman melville: moby-dick, 1851

Thursday, February 7, 2008

whiskey and soda for me

"no ice in mine, steward. i can't think why you ruin good whiskey by putting ice in it"
nigel bruce in roy william neill's sherlock holmes in pursuit to algiers, 1945