The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of Cinema #55


Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
(The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
(Luis Buñuel; 1972)

3 comments :

Rob said...

Surreal is as surreal does.

I like this one, it has an otherworldly feel to it.

BCNU

Bob Keser said...

This could be my favorite movie poster of all time....

Richard Gibson said...

Is this a Polish poster?

Awesome art work. I was in Poland twice, I got a couple when I was out there, I think you can get them off eBay now but at the time they were not so widely seen. I have 'Mystery Train' and 'Breaking the Waves' both films I like, both with artwork that doesn't resemble anything we'd see in Western Europe or US.