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

Art of the Double Feature #4

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Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (Robert Gaffney, 1965) ~PLUS!~ Curse of the Voodoo (aka Voodoo Blood Death; Lindsay Shonteff, 1965). The former stars future Pathmark spokesmodel James Karen; the latter stars Bryant Haliday, co-founder of both Janus Films and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

5 comments :

swac said...

I have to confess, I had no idea what Pathmark was, but then again, I doubt many on here would recognize Sobeys or Dominion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcIrNPcknpk

swac said...

In the same year he appeared in Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, James Karen also appeared in the Samuel Beckett/Buster Keaton collaboration FILM. That'd be enough for one career right there.

Robert Fiore said...

Yeah, everybody's afraid of Frankenstein, but here he is saving us from the Space Monster . . .

swac said...

Don't forget that later he conquered the world.

swac said...

Here's a trailer, filmed in Futurama!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9It2mr5hP8