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 Frame Within the Frame #13

bullitt
Bullitt
(Peter Yates; 1968)

7 comments :

estiv said...

When I was little and Wanted Dead or Alive was on the air, I thought that he was the coolest human being who ever lived. I'm not sure I think much different today.

Fred said...

Still one of the greatest car chase scenes in history.

Joe Thompson said...

I went by the corner grocery store on Monday. Cool movie.

Timmy said...

Leave out the car chase & it still is one of the best films. Actung, cinematography, story line, scripy, music. Inexplicable.

Brooks said...

How much of coolness is attributable to fearlessness? He always seemed unafraid of death. That made him cool. Unfortunately it also made him dead.

Gerard Saylor said...

Frame With the Frame already had the shot taken from the perspective of the bad guy driver as he sees the Mustang rise above the hill in his rear view mirror, did it not?

Vladimir Estragon said...

Just drink your orange juice and shut up, Delgetti!