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 #444


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(Joseph Losey; 1951)

8 comments :

analiseindiscreta said...

Remake?

Tom Sutpen said...

Yes. And a damn good one as well; though not available on DVD.

Christopher said...

always heard of this one..never seen it..could it possibly be as good as this poster??

Vanwall said...

They used to show this all the time on TV, the original was too foreign I guess. It's not bad, as long as you take it on it's own terms.

Cashew said...

wow...never heard of the remake...huh...who did the poster? can't quite make out the signature there...

Matthew Flanagan said...

Stunning film. This poster does a fine job of pointing that out.

Christopher said...

Italian posters for american films are always good..

moviesworthdefending said...

Was it ever available on VHS? I've been casually looking for a copy for some time.