Tag Archives: John Cassavetes

Gena Rowlands in Opening Night

“So please. Tell me. Tell me what this play doesn’t express.” “Hope.” I had a great time talking with Peter Labuza for his Cinephiliacs podcast, and the final 25 minutes we spend talking about Cassavetes’ Opening Night. You can download … Continue reading

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Minnie and Moskowitz (1971); directed by John Cassavetes

I watch Minnie and Moskowitz, and I think, “Those two wackos have as much of a shot of ‘making it’ as anybody else.” The ending scene has always killed me. Suddenly, with no warning, it shows inclusion, it shows being … Continue reading

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Peter Labuza Interviews Me for The Cinephiliacs Podcast: We Discuss John Cassavetes’ Opening Night

I had a great time talking with Peter Labuza for his wonderful Cinephiliacs podcast. You can download the episode here. We get into it! We talk about actors, movies, movie stars, John Wayne, Elvis, Judy Garland, gesture – and then … Continue reading

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Outlaws

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“I’m in trouble, y’see?”

Gena Rowlands, in “Opening Night” That movie is “my heart”. Conversation at a party with five wonderful gentlemen.

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Opening Night: It’s All In the Eyes

This post is for my friend Shelagh Carter.

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R.I.P. Ben Gazzara

It was my favorite type of career. Long-lasting, diverse, a little bit chaotic, not overly managed, with moments of brilliance, moments of just good workmanship … and you can tell, you can just tell, that his career has been about … Continue reading

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“Nobody has the time to be vulnerable to each other.”

It’s John Cassavetes’ birthday. In the early 90s I came across some photos in Interview magazine that Sam Shaw had taken while hanging out at the Cassavetes household. There’s John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzarra, and Peter Falk clowning around beside the … Continue reading

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An Ark

Here is Jason’s post on the same event. We have coordinated the launching of our respective posts, realizing that we both wanted to write about the same thing (and they would have gone up early this morning if Blogger hadn’t … Continue reading

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Cassavetes’ Faces

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