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 #494

Straw Dogs
(Sam Peckinpah; 1971)


Anonymous said...

Man rented that one from Netflix I while back. Susan George gets raped and seems to enjoy it, ewh! They sure don't make em like that anymore. I can see why this movie has been forgotten.

Richard Gibson said...

It's certainly not forgotten here in UK where it was originally released and then essentially banned in 1984 and wasn't re-released until 2002.

Matt Blankman said...

Forgotten by whom?