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 Frame Within the Frame #52

The Lady from Shanghai
(Orson Welles, 1947)


Jonathan Walker said...

There is a fantastic 'frame within the frame' in Taxi Driver, in the gun buying scene, where Travis is seen through an open revolver frame. You know, just in case you're looking for future examples ...

Melicia said...

This made me really happy! Just thought you should know

WillyC said...

Jonathan, I will see if I can find it. Melicia, thank you - I love it when that happens.