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 Cinema #483
(Super Bowl Sunday Edition)

Charlton Heston grunts, groans and grits his teeth through the role of fictional New Orleans Saints QB Ron ‘Cat’ Catlan in Number One (Tom Gries, 1969)


Robert Fiore said...

And the man who wrote the score married the woman who owned the Rams.

D T Nelson said...

And the man who directed was the father of the actor who played has-been quarterback hero Uncle Rico in "Napoleon Dynamite," so it all ties together.

Flickhead said...

I was hoping you guys would pick up on those hints! (Cough! Cough!)

Robert Fiore said...

Of course, since it's rated "M" for Mature I'm not going to let my kids see it.