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

They Were Collaborators #637

Jerry Lewis and Emir Kusturica


david said...

i love this movie, and i wonder if it ever got released. Lili Taylor and Faye Dunaway were so fine, and the surprise of Jerry Lewis, and the Tucson rendition of the crop dusting sequence a priceless movie

Tommy O'C said...

I have to look this one up. Could've sworn that was Michael Madsen saying, look, I know you're the King of Comedy and all, but I'll kick your ass, Melvin.

Trader said...

I didn't know Kusturica was involved in King of Comedy.

What a combo!