The title sequence and theme from North by Northwest (1959)
A portion of the concerto used in the titles sequence from Hangover Square (1945)
(Thanks to Mike Nevins for this info courtesy of his post at Mystery*File)
Smoke and wind and fire are all things you can feel but can't touch. Memories and dreams are like that too. They're what this world is made up of. There's really only a very short time that we get hair and teeth and put on red cloth and have bones and skin and look out eyes. Not for long. Some folks longer than others. If you're lucky, you'll get to be the one who tells the story: how the eyes have seen, the hair has blown, the caress the skin has felt, how the bones have ached. What the human heart is like. How the devil called and we did not answer. How we answered.
|Tom Spanbauer (photo by Jerry Bauer ©1991)|
That's how the devil is: how he is looking to you isn't how he is. Your eyes see one thing while your heart is seeing another.
What you were doing, though, was a telling a story. [...] Good fucking is bartering, wrestling, swapping tales back and forth and telling lies 'til you get to the truth.
Some of what I learned, if you want to say out loud, there's words for, some not. Most of what I learned though, I'm still thinking about -- probably always will.
There's only so much pain you can feel before you start forgetting. Pretty soon pain is your mother. Lost is your mother. Pain and lost is your home. You got to know who you are and why you live before you can find your way home.
"Most folks are damned fools," Dellwood said, "and have no idea they're making themselves up. But you're different, Shed. You live with the knowledge and understanding that who you are is a story you've made up to keep the moon away. And since you know what it's like to live without a story, you've made yourself an expert on stories and what stories do."
|1st US edition: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941|