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

John Phillip Law dies at 70


John Phillip Law takes aim in Mario Bava's delirious Danger: Diabolik.

A dependable and charismatic staple of Europop cinema in the '60s and '70s, and a busy actor up until he was recently sidelined by an undisclosed illness, John Phillip Law passed away in Los Angeles this week.

Read the AP obituary here.

And as you might expect, Tim Lucas's Video Watchblog has some fond parting words for Pygar here.

1 comment :

Vanwall said...

Ah, "Danger: Diabolik", possibly the most perfect blend of camp and beauty.