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

Artists in Action #106

Henry Fonda reads before a mirror


Anonymous said...

It looks like he's reading a book (or script?) titled SEX. Does anybody know more about this? Seems like a strange reading for him. (At least, to be caught on camera browsing it. In a suit. Before a mirror.)

swac said...

It's a little known fact that he was a big Madonna fan.

Devin McKinney said...

Hank is probably on the set of "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964). He said it was his least favorite of all of his films, and he "hated the director" (Richard Quine).