Crime Tip — Leisure Cruise

160oz of glitter, 5 car washes, 1 smoldering Julia Stiles


A beautiful work from the mind of Michael McQuilken for Leisure Cruise’s sleeper hit, Crime Tip from their debut album.  Shot over two days in Brooklyn starring Julia Stiles and Jon Morris…

From the Treatment by Michael McQuilken:

We begin with classic/traditional B&W film noir tropes: hard angled light in a smokey disheveled office. an unshaven private eye, JON, sits at a ridiculously cluttered desk. he is staring into space… no job, no woman, no luck, no cash — we see all of this in one medium shot that slowly pushes in upon our loose-tie and stained-shirt detective. He is pouring whiskey from a flask into a mug with a picture of a beach town on it. We’ve stepped into into a Billy Wilder film… THEN — A knock at the door — (or better if it’s just a shadow coming through the smoked glass) Jon looks up. the door looks as if it’s opening on it’s own — magically — in slow mo. there she stands: the classic Film Noir Widow, JULIA: all in black – a tight 40’s dress, fishnets & low heels, black gloves, a mourning veil, a brimmed hat, a long cigarette in a holder. she doesn’t so much inhale the smoke from her cigarette as she fills her mouth and lets it slowly enwrap her face as it creeps out of her slightly opened lips. Dark red lips — the only color in a black and white world…


Brooklyn, NYC


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