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 #386


A Child is Waiting
(John Cassavetes; 1963)

1 comment :

Vanwall said...

I found this to be a rather well-done piece, and while Garland and Lancaster were quite good, Steven Hill and Bruce Ritchey were perfectly cast, and produced wonderful performances. The scene where the boy has run away and is drafted into a ballgame by other children who don't see him as strange has a powerful effect, and I'm amazed most of the kids were cast for parts that met their actual disabilities. This is my book-end for "David and Lisa" - I fell in love with Janet Margolin after sseing it in High school. Sure miss that girl.

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