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 the Double Feature #5

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War of the Gargantuas (Ishirô Honda, 1968) ~ plus! ~ Monster Zero (Ishirô Honda, 1965)

7 comments :

Frank Coleman said...

And Brad Pitt was there (probably)!

NadineisthatU said...

I was never able to sit thru a double feature. Guess you had to get there early. Even then, I wan't able to sit still for more than the Mickey Mouse Show followed by Superman. Then out to play before the sun went down.

Peter L. Winkler said...

Must be a rerelease, because Monster Zero wasn't released in the U.S. until '70 or '71.

Flickhead said...

One film stars Russ Tamblyn, the other Nick Adams. They don't make 'em like that anymore...

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Attack of the Sizable Beasts!

swac said...

What's really weird is seeing that UPA logo at the bottom. I wonder if they also showed a Gerald McBoingBong cartoon? I first saw the first title on the local TV movie matinee show out of Bangor, ME, I called it War of the Walking Carpets.

Apparently this double feature is from 1970, here's the TV spot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPksLhW2ms

James said...

One of the local stations used to play a week of Japanese monster movies of that era--usually once a year or so. War of the Gargantuas was the best of the lot, IMO. But haven't seen it since I was a kid.