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

Adventures in European Filmmaking #19


Today's Adventure: Jacques Tati (born on this day in 1909) shows Andre Dino how to sweep the streets for a scene in Mon Oncle (1958).

1 comment :

convict 13 said...

Excellent I love Tati. BTW you had an earlier picture of Tati, Keaton and Lloyd. I was reading a book on Tati just the other day and it showed that picture and stated that it was 1959 and Tati was visiting Mack Sennett at a retirement home and Sennett had invited Keaton, Lloyd and Stan Laurel along too. It states that this meeting was where that photo was taken. If that is the case it's a shame that Sennett and Laurel and not in the photo too.