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

Adventures in American Filmmaking #137

Cary and Doris on the set of That Touch of Mink
Today's Adventure: Cary and Doris share a laugh on the set of That Touch of Mink while Delbert Mann hides somewhere behind the camera.


justjack said...

Goody Two Shoes image notwithstanding, she was Hot. Bob Hope among others has been quoted commenting favorably on her backside.

Brent McKee said...

Doris Day was one of those actors who successfully sold an image that was nothing at all like the reality.

Vincent DeVeau said...

Does anyone know what that contraption is where the camera lens should be? Some kind of unusual widescreen process, perhaps? I've never seen that one before.

Greg said...

Was That Touch of Mink done in cinerama? Cinerama had the three widescreen strips projected together in the theatre so that could be it.

Tommy O'C said...

DO HER!!! DO HER!!!!