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

Bergman kvinnan #1

Harriet Andersson

(massive thanks to Ray Young of the majestic Flickhead for the idea
behind this series)


Vanwall said...

Excellent start!

parallel-botany said...

I'm looking forward to this new series!

Flickhead said...

WOW! Thanks for doing this!

To borrow from Dr. Pretorius, Bergman's women (particularly the ones in B&W) are my only vice...

flopeko said...

that's what we all say: thanks for doing this!

erik hogstrom said...

Det tycker jag ocksÄ!

swac said...

You take the sunshine,
I'll take the nightly shadows.
'Cause everyone knows that Monika glows at night.
She'll do something wrong and prove to you she is right.

ulik_ said...

I love this movie. Harriet Andersson is so full of life in this picture.