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 Art of Animation #4

Ограбление по-итальянски (Robbery: The Italian Job)  From the 1978 four part Soviet film Ograblenie po… (The Robbery Like…) by Yefim Gamburg.  The Italian Job parodies colorful Italian mafia, the characters are based on Marcelo Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Fantastico!

1 comment :

NadineisthatU said...

I loved this video. Thank you. Now, for Valentines day, check out this video, also from Russia, just put up yesterday. I have a new love, and you will, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKT3rvwqO_Y&feature=g-u-u&context=G2130ba2FUAAAAAAAXAA