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 Golden Age of the Anti-Masterpiece #4

Princess Marcuzan and the aptly named Dr. Nadir hatch a cunning plan in Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (Robert Gaffney, 1965)


Flickhead said...

Nadir was played by Lou Cutell, perhaps best known as Dr. Cooperman — the Assman — on Seinfeld (watch here), while Princess Marcuzan was played by Marilyn Hanold, Playboy’s Miss June 1959. You can read my critique of Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster here.

Peter L. Winkler said...

I remember seeing this at the drive in theater in Blytheville, Arkansas when I was eight years old. I loved it. I saw it again on TCM a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

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