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

They Were Collaborators #200

Mario Girotti and Carlo Pedersoli
(aka Terence Hill and Bud Spencer)


swac said...

To this day, I've never seen a Trinity movie. Mostly because all the copies out there seem to be public domain travesties. Are they worth my while?

Tom Sutpen said...

I'd say the first two are worth watching (added to which, I believe they're now available in better-than-p.d. quality); though it can't be overstressed that these movies represented the beginning of that whole slew of apolitical, comic Italian Westerns. In a sense they were like the films James Edward Grant wrote for John Wayne, but without the speechifying (Bud Spencer knocking out guys by bringing his fist down on their craniums, etc).

There'd been some pretty lighthearted entries before the Hill/Spencer series (Giulio Petroni's And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars being the best of them), but They Call Me Trinity was a monster hit, as big as Django or the Leone pictures, which meant everyone and his brother went forth and made their own.

Bionda said...

Resteranno i migliori nella storia del cinema, due grandi attori come questi nn ne verranno più..