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

The First Person You See #9
The Frame Within The Frame #38

Charlie (Lee Marvin) and Lee (Clu Gulager), The Killers (d. Don Siegel; 1964)


estiv said...

Way cool in every way. This is the first move I remember seeing when young that scared me in a grown-up way, where the monster instead of being something supernatural was realistic human ruthless murder.

Gerard Saylor said...

I saw this for the first time a few weeks ago. No surprise the television network rejected showing this.

Marshall Stacks said...

I haven't seen it for decades but I recall that ... after the Marvin killer pistol whips the blind receptionist and she slides unconscious to the floor, he leans over the desk and says "Shush!" in his glorious Technicolour suit!