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

Art of Cinema #225

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(Michelangelo Antonioni; 1966)


Vanwall said...

Wow! what an effing awesome poster! This captures the defining element perfectly, and except for the English title section, is a masterpiece of conception. Thanks, Richard!

Jeff Duncanson said...

Spooky, that. I just found a great Blow-Up poster to put up over at my place.

Barbra said...

Brings me back to that scene in the flick. I miss my old Art of the Film class. *sigh*

Richard Gibson said...

Rob - thanks.

Jeff - there are lots of posters for this - I'll take a peek. 'Blow-Up' blog-a-thon anyone? I'm still trying to get my Barbara Streisand one off the ground...

Barbra - great film huh? I know some of the locations...being a bit of a set-jetter..

Clifford said...

i love this. i have the US poster with the red background but this is just as striking.