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

El Cine del Oro #41

Yo Dormi Con un Fantasma (I Slept With a Ghost)
(Jaime Salvador; 1949)


Cinebeats said...

Amazing poster! I really want to see this now.

Hapy Halloween to all my fellow Parker chums!

swac said...

Boo-st wishes to you too!

Tom Sutpen said...

Best to youse too, Kimberly and Stephen (and Richard . . . if you're out there).

Peter Nellhaus said...

Am I the only one who thinks that guy looks like a hybrid of Dean and Jerry?

Hans Gruber said...

Useless trivia: "YO DORMI CON UN FANTASMA" was also the Latin American title for I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE.

swac said...

Not useless at all!

Although sleeping with a zombie sounds pretty unappetizing.

Tom Sutpen said...

Sounds like the setup to some vintage ex-wife joke (I can hear the rimshots yet).