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 #445


Summertime
(David Lean; 1955)

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

Excellent! Foreign posters are so much more visual.

Peter L. Winkler said...

"Oh Mauro!"

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Vanwall. Europe has always been more cuttting-edge when it comes to design and movie posters are a good example of this.

Christopher said...

I love the gaudy american posters..but this is more like the kind of art you can hang in your living room..if you're lucky enough to have that kind of living room ;o)

Cashew said...

had forgotten the polish word for vacation until seeing this poster...the things that hide in the depths of one's brain....