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 Weren't Collaborators #644

Jack Warner and Julie Andrews
An undoubtedly awkward moment as Jack Warner, holding Oscar for My Fair Lady, congratulates Julie Andrews, holding Oscar for My Fair Lady Mary Poppins.

6 comments :

MichaelRyerson said...

For Julie Andrews maybe. Jack Warner never experienced an awkward moment in his entire life.

Robert Fiore said...

Since Mary Poppins wound up out-earning My Fair Lady in multiples, not least because the production cost was much lower, I think it's fair to say that Julie got the last laugh.

Bob Probst said...

Awkward perhaps but I can't imagine MFL with anyone but Audrey

Christopher said...

everyones a winner here!

Tommy O'C said...

Did Julie have points? Then I think Jack got the bigger laugh...

Brent McKee said...

Well she did have the best last line in an Oscar acceptance speech ever when she accepted for Mary Poppins: "And, finally, my thanks to a man who made a wonderful movie and who made all this possible in the first place, Mr. Jack Warner."