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 #463

White Dog
(Samuel Fuller; 1982)


Vanwall said...

This may have been the greatest gut statement on racism ever to come out of Hollywood.

Richard Gibson said...

I could have easily posted the image where the dog is playing with the dustbins and a black child comes out to play....

I didn't realise it was based on a true story and had a connection to Jean Seberg/Romain Gary.

Tom Sutpen said...

Romain Gary (a genuine character by all accounts) wrote the novel upon which it was based, but what was the connection to Seberg (other than the marital one)?