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 #780

The Prowler
(Joseph Losey; 1951)


shahn said...

Just saw this on the big screen! The whole desert sequence looked fantastic.

SomeNYGuy said...

Been scouring the TV listings for this one and Losey's remake of "M" for years. I've heard that PROWLER was actively suppressed for its unflattering portrayal of the police, and Losey's politics probably didn't help either.

Richard Gibson said...

I saw this years ago on BBC2, I think about the time 'Fellow Traveller' came out. I liked it!