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

Signs and Meaning in Cinema #24

Meaning: Artists and Models
(Frank Tashlin; 1955)


Christopher said...

My Bat Lady Comics!..My Bat Lady comics!!"
love this movie..stands apart from the rest..

swac said...

Probably the best of the Dean and Jerrys, with The Stooge and Hollywood or Bust close behind. I'm also glad Money From Home (based on a Damon Runyon story) is finally available to view (I'm guessing story rights might have kept that in limbo for the past few decades).

Christopher said...

I'm not the biggest fan of Martin and Lewis(Hope and Crosby -yes!)..but this one rates a seperate dvd realease..Its a true beauty to behold..and a real treat for comic book fans..I remember when this and "Thats My Boy" first hit the TV airwaves in the early 70s