Tag Archives: John Cassavetes

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, July 25, 2013

“People have forgotten how to relate or respond; what I’m trying to do with my movies is build something audiences can respond to.” –John Cassavetes

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In Their Words – Friday, April 12, 2013

“When I started making films, I wanted to make Frank Capra pictures. But I’ve never been able to make anything but these crazy, tough pictures. You are what you are.” –John Cassavetes

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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 … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, November 20, 2012

“The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things – but above all we must dare to fail. You must be … Continue reading

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