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 #79

(H.C. Potter; 1941)


Rob said...

Jaysus! They get all the cool posters in Yurp. Why couldn't we get such an eye-poppin' poster over here in Murica? Those babes could needle me any day; 'course they'd have to be the poster girls - much better lookin' than anything in my real life!


swac said...

That's astonishing, never seen that image before.

Now if I could just find one of those Aussie DVDs of this title...

slyboots2 said...

Please tell me that's not an enema, and it's not some kind of German sheisse video.

He's kind of hott- that devil man.