A re-post for John Cassavetes’ birthday, which is today.
I had a great time talking with Peter Labuza for his wonderful Cinephiliacs podcast.
We get into it! We talk about actors, movies, movie stars, John Wayne, Elvis, Judy Garland, gesture – and then we focus in to talk about John Cassavetes’ Opening Night. (Phone call for Ted. It is a movie the two of us love so much, and we have talked about it endlessly. I’ve never really written about the film: It cuts too close. But I have a ton of thoughts about it and it was great fun to get into it with Peter. Thanks for having me on your show, Peter!)