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 #923


Martin
(George A. Romero; 1977)

4 comments :

swac said...

Weird, I just watched this twice last weekend (a second time with one of the more enjoyable DVD commentaries featuring Romero, Savini and Richard P. Rubenstein). Too bad John Amplas hasn't done much more screen work.

ferdinand said...

This is on DVD? From where??
I saw this when it was first released loved it!

swac said...

Anchor Bay had it out a while back, but that one's out of print. There's a newer Region 1 DVD (with a terrible cover) that has a bunch of extras crammed onto one disc, but I opted for the two-disc Region 2 DVD (from Tartan) that splits up the film and the bonuses for a marginally better picture. The UK DVD was also actually cheaper to get from Amazon.co.uk than the North American disc.

ferdinand said...

swac said...
Awesome news! Thanks for the info. Now to track down a copy of the region 2 disc!
cheers!