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

Seminal Image #718

Man Bait (UK title: The Last Page)
(Terence Fisher; 1952)


Stacia said...

I've wanted to see this movie for a while - this still just makes the movie even more intriguing!

Richard Gibson said...

Aha from GCW!

swac said...

It's not a great film, most scenes are a bit too bright, or stage-y, to be truly effective, and George Brent is kind of a lump of a leading man, but the creepy sociopathic villain and Diana Dors pout make up for it.