Born On This Day – December 9, 1929

“I’m taking a gamble making the film. I don’t have any money. I just go to the bank and borrow it. And hope. But what isn’t risky about movies? It’s always risky when it’s original… It’s a very dangerous territory to be in where you can only make a film if your grosses reflect a large gross. I’ve been making films for twenty-five years and none of them has really made a lot of money. But there’s nobody in the world who can tell me we didn’t succeed. And that’s the greatest feeling that I’ve ever had in my life.” … Continue reading Born On This Day – December 9, 1929

Born On This Day – December 9

“In the last couple of decades or so, something has happened to the American dream. I don’t quite know what it is, and it’s still not very clear in my mind. Confusion has replaced patriotism. The intellect has replaced love. If something doesn’t make money, no one is interested. Everything is for sale. Emotions are sold. Sex is sold. Everything is sex. Cars, women, clothes, your face, your hands, your shoes! Look at the ads, at television. My emotions aren’t for sale. My thoughts can’t be bought. They’re mine. I don’t want movies that sell me something. I don’t want … Continue reading Born On This Day – December 9

In Their Words – Tuesday, August 6, 2013

“Gena and I are freaks. We are. We’re absolutely freakishly obsessed with wanting to convey something that is very hard for us to express in our life. To dig deeply into the way things are, through people, is what I like and what the people who work with me like also. To find out the delicate balance between living and dying. I mean, I think that’s the only subject there is.” –John Cassavetes   Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In Their Words – Sunday, December 9, 2012

“They live with anger and hostility and problems. And lack of money, you know, tremendous disappointments in their life. So what they need is a philosophy. What I think everybody needs is a way to say, “Where and how can I love and be in love so that I can live with some degree of peace?” So that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze love, discuss it, kill it, destroy it, hurt each other, do all that stuff, in that war, that word polemic and picture polemic of what life is. And the rest of … Continue reading In Their Words – Sunday, December 9, 2012