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

The Art of Cinema #206

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Blue Velvet
(David Lynch; 1986)

3 comments :

SomeNYGuy said...

Well, I guess if the object of this was to strip the film of any sense of mood or menace, they did an admirable job.

Miss F said...

what a cute charming poster~ loved it

swac said...

At the other extreme is the Italian poster that showed a woman's legs hanging over the edge of a pool table, with blood running down one of them. Turns out the image was taken from a scene that wasn't in the final cut of the movie. I think some stills of the scene were included on the Blue Velvet DVD, but no footage.