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

The Art of Cinema #424


The Saturday Night Kid
(A. Edward Sutherland; 1929)

5 comments :

marietta said...

Hey sascha,do you like after the christmas-ceremony to get engaged with me? my sister in law had make a reservation in " Balkan-grill" for later.

justjack said...

I've seen "The It Girl," a very amusing comedy. Clara Bow is a cutie patootie.

swac said...

I wonder if this answers the musical question What Did Robinson Crusoe Do With Friday On Saturday Night?

Christopher said...

saturday niiiight saturday niiiiight
Clara Bow is always a little skeeery looking in her poster art

VP81955 said...

A pre-"Hell's Angels" Jean Harlow, all of 18, has a small role in this film. The sex symbol of the '20s and the soon-to-be sex symbol of the '30s reportedly got along well.