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 Frame Within the Frame #39
The Gunslinger Guide to Barbara Steele #2

Barbara Steele is thinking outside the box in L'Orribile Segreto del Dr. Hichcock
(Riccardo Freda; 1962)


swac said...

Did you grab this from the Region 2 DVD? I'm thinking about getting one, but hadn't heard if it was any good or not.

Frank Coleman said...

It is indeed a frame grab from a PAL DVD but it was custom glommed together with a soundtrack from a VHS source and elsewhere, by someone at a website that Shall Not Be Named. So, in other words, it's not something that's commercially available per se.

I spent a good deal of time finding one that had nice composition. The way the fingers line up with her face, etc...

All that said, the R2 disc looks grand, visually.