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

Before and After #144: Ray Milland




Tom Sutpen said...

Now, this is something to wake up to.

Welcome back, Kimberly!

Fred said...

What, you couldn't give us a shot of Ray Milland leaning over the shoulder of Rosie Greer from "The Thing with Two Heads"?

swac said...

Hi Kim! Great set of shots!

Cinebeats said...

Glad you enjoyed the shots of Milland! He's quite a character and I love the guy. I stumbled across these online when I was doing some recent reading about his background and I couldn't resist sharing them here.

Since we're on the topic, I really wish The Uninvited (1944) would get a DVD release. It's one of Milland's best movies and one of my all-time favorite horror films. It's a shame that it's not available but of course The Thing with Two Heads has been released on DVD twice.

swac said...

I think I have The Uninvited on laserdisc somewhere, great ghost story!....but of course Universal has to reissue The Mummy for the fourth time. Gah.

Baden-Joost said...

Golden Earrings with Marlene Dietrich is a personal favorite.