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

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #2


Movie Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Means: Camera, Microphone, Actors
Production: Une femme mariée (A Married Woman; 1964)

2 comments :

filippo said...

I love the look of Raoul Coutard behind the camera.
He seems thinking "do I have to kick his ass ?"

roachflick said...

A couple of true cinema revolutionaries shooting one of the most beautiful sequences in film history...love the ciggies hanging from Godard, Coutard and the boom op's lips. Just out of frame hangs the studio's "Defense de Fumer" sign.