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

A Who's Who of Swinging London #14


Rita Tushingham

6 comments :

Richard Gibson said...

Is this from 'The Knack'?

Cinebeats said...

Indeed it is.

Vanwall said...

Now that's a nifty little film, and except fot "A Taste of Honey" and "The Leather Boys", my favorite Rita role - altho "The Bed Sitting Room" has its little pleasures.

swac said...

Anyone ever see Smashing Time with Rita and Lynn Redgrave? Great snapshot of swinging London, although nowhere near in the same league as the above films.

Cinebeats said...

I love Smashing Time! It's such a fun film and I also really like A Taste of Honey and the Leather Boys, but I haven't had the chance to see The Bed Sitting Room. Rita's made a lot of wonderful films.

JM Dobies said...

Guilty pleasure: THE TRAP (1966) with Oliver Reed. Tushingham plays a deaf mute, Ollie a French Canadian fur trapper.