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

El Cine Del Oro #36

El Gato sin botas
(A Puss Without Boots)
(Fernando Cortés; 1957)

Guest Contributor: Rob Carver

1 comment :

Vanwall said...

I just love this one, my all-time favorite, and the other work of Ernesto Garcia Cabral, "El Chango" (The Monkey) who did so many great mexican movie posters, many for Tin Tan films. They were vibrant and funny, and had a distintive caricture style, often imitated, never equalled. He was also a wonderful muralist, with many public works in Mexico. How can you not smile at the dual lasciviousness of these two cats?