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 #1012

All About Eve
(Joseph L. Mankiewicz; 1950)


Glamour Daze said...

That scene in in the movie is quiet creepy actually. The real Eve is revealed!

Chip Hilton said...

Brilliant use of the multiple mirrors. I'm guessing more bumpy nights ahead.

MrsHenryWindleVale said...

I like the way her robe makes Phoebe look as if she, herself, has become a statue. The multiplicity of images also reminds me of that old "Twlight Zone" episode where the entire world was made up of replicas of Suzy Parker, Richard Greene, and (I believe) Collin Wilcox.

MichaelRyerson said...

Tragically, it turned out to have been type casting.

Tommy O'C said...

Phoebe's grand finale.