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

They Were an Item #85

Jennifer Jones and David O. Selznick.


Timmy said...

"Naah-o, I caahn't look at the camera. Noaaht until men stop wearing suits & ties at every public function."

Joe Thompson said...

I can't remember what grade I was in, but the teacher invited me to leave a screening of "Song of Bernadette" because I was explaining the nature of their relationship to the people who sat around me.

Joe Thompson ;0)

Tommy O'C said...

Beauty and the Beast.

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

"Song of Bernadette" was great, and she was a worthy "Madame Bovary."

But wasn't Jennifer Jones sort of awful in real life? I read somewhere that she threatened to kill herself unless Selznick divorced his wife for her.

Not cool!

swac said...

I interviewed Selznick's son once. He didn't really want to talk about her.