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 #437

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
(Mike Nichols; 1966)

4 comments :

Greg said...

My favorite part of this poster is that there are only four principals in the cast and yet the poster could somehow only include three. Would it really have been that hard to include George Segal?

estiv said...

The "wolf" pun doesn't work in Spanish, but I love Liz as scary creature instead of great beauty.

pal shazar said...

that is a hysterical observation. what a groovy poster.

Christopher said...

La Loba...whos afraid of Virginia Wolf..man?