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

Adventures in American Filmmaking #113


Today's Adventure: Howard Hawks sizes up Angie Dickinson on the set of Rio Bravo. (1959)

8 comments :

Brent McKee said...

"My eyes are up here Mr. Hawks."

Mr DeBakey said...

That's a fun film
I can watch it anytime

And Angie
I don't understand how she didn't become an sex symbol
[as they used to call 'em]

I mean look at her
And in The Killers & in Point Blank

Yowza

Hans Gruber said...

Well, she was a sex symbol, but I guess in a lesser way than - let´s say - Raquel Welch.

swac said...

Pepper went undercover.

Mick said...

OMG! Angie was as perfect as a Wally Wood drawing.

WEISSMAN said...

"Angie was as perfect as a Wally Wood drawing."

Holy smokes! Good eye!

David said...

One of my favorite quotes of his in "Hawks on Hawks" was how he described Frances Farmer - "She used to come to my boat for the weekend with nothing but a toothbrush and an extra sweatshirt. Its a shame what happened to her..."

Daniel Poeira said...

Why did women stop dressing up like this?