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

Seminal Image #1005

The Last Movie
(Dennis Hopper; 1971)


Tempest said...

I saw the coming attractions and read the reviews back in the day.

I kept away.

Bhob said...

I saw it when it opened and thought it had some nice moments.

ilovetrash said...

it's nowhere near as bad as the early reviews. kind of like a cross between easy rider & bring me the head of alfredo garcia {w/o the head}.

Kreisler said...

No, it's easily as bad as first mooted.

Tristán said...

i loved this movie. it's experimental cinema at its best, a movie within a movie, repeated scenes, "missing scenes", its cinema about cinema, about simulation, about reallity... it reminds me baudrillard.