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

Art of Cinema #430

Kes - Ken Loach
Kes
(Kenneth Loach; 1970)

4 comments :

Mark Connolly said...

You've typically identified the director is this series. That would be Tony Garnett in this case. Not that I have anything against Ken Loach!

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, the poster (oddly) has it backward. Ken Loach did direct 'Kes'. Garnett produced it, just as he had produced numerous other Loach films in the 60s and 70s ('Cathy Come Home', 'The Price of Coal', 'Family Life', etc.).

I'm not sure why UA got this mixed up, but mixed up they got it.

Mark Connolly said...

Ah, what do I know?

Paul and Shannon said...

Like a young Mark E Smith....