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

Seminal Image #239

Peeping Tom
(Michael Powell; 1960)


Rob said...

Jaysus, this movie defined the word "creepy" for me. Nasty, nasty, nasy.

Melissa. said...

This is one of my favourite movies. Basically because it defines the word "creepy." Awesomeness.

Richard Gibson said...

Hey Tom! An awesome film that pretty much ended the career of one of our greatest film makers.

If you come to London you can visit the alley way where some of the scenes were filmed. The alley is called Newman Passage and it's just off Rathbone Place right in the heart of the West End.,-0.134068&spn=0.006368,0.015044&sspn=0.026811,0.063343&num=10&start=0&hl=en