Tag Archives: John Cassavetes

John and Gena (and Dog) by Sam Shaw

The awesome photographer Sam Shaw was very close to John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, both personally and professionally. He produced Husbands, Woman Under the Influence, Opening Night, Gloria. He was production designer on Killing of a Chinese Bookie. He designed … Continue reading

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Quotes By/About Gena Rowlands

These quotes focus on the Cassavetes years. Rowlands has had a vast career outside of that, only it’s just not as well documented. “I spotted this doll one day and pretended that I wanted to talk to her about a … Continue reading

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“I couldn’t get rid of him so I married him.” – Gena Rowlands on John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands. Photo by Sam Shaw They were married from 1954 until his death in 1989.

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Another Announcement: Gena Rowlands’ Lifetime Achievement Oscar

It’s Announcement City on my site these days. On November 14, the Oscars hold their separate ceremony for the Lifetime Achievement Award people (this year it’s Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee, and Debbie Reynolds), as well as the Humanitarian Award. Gena … Continue reading

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Best DVDs/Blu-Rays of 2014

… compiled by various writers for Sight and Sound. Very pleased to see the Criterion release of Love Streams show up repeatedly. And how much do I appreciate the comment from someone on the Criterion page: “the excellent visual essay … Continue reading

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2014 Books Read

2014 was a good reading year. I re-read a lot of favorites, including Rebecca West’s 1200 page Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. There was a fun mix of re-reads and new stuff, of fiction and non-fiction. My year of being … Continue reading

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Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands

A couple of weeks back, I attended a QA with Gena Rowlands at the New School. I wrote up the experience for Rogerebert.com. Tons of quotes, from her, from others, as well as from Tennessee Williams, who had a lot … Continue reading

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Jim Jarmusch on Love Streams

In the Criterion Collection’s release of Jim Jarmusch’s wonderful Night On Earth, Jarmusch answers questions from all over the globe about the film. Jarmusch does not “do” commentary tracks, it’s not his thing, and so on the couple of Jarmusch … Continue reading

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Praise for Love Streams

A beautiful and very kind (to the film and to my essay) review of Love Streams in the Oklahoma Gazette. Patrick Crain is great on the film and what makes it so unique. I love this: As Robert Harmon, Cassavetes … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: A Short Clip From My Video-Essay About Gena Rowlands

Love Streams is out now via Criterion.

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