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

Artists in Action #572


Montgomery Clift hides most of his face

5 comments :

Gerard Saylor said...

Isn't he covering up the good side?

Peter L. Winkler said...

He just saw Raintree County.

Tommy O'C said...

"Freud." And it's still not available on DVD. Directed by John Huston, the movie's backstory is a story in itself.

FlowerBell said...

Tommy,
Do tell...

phcube said...

Apparently, Houston, the director, was a complete bastard to Monty during filming. |amongst other things, he (Houston) kept altering the script and would arrive on the day of shootiing with the new script version, only to revert to a previous re-writing of the script. Of course, Monty was so wrecked by booze and prescription medications by this stage, that he found it difficult to remember the words anyway! Poor Monty, what a talented guy. RIP dear man.