“Goodbye, John”: On John Cassavetes’ Swan Song, Love Streams (1984)
by Peter Rinaldi

“Every picture should start at the ending. That’s where it really starts.” – John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes had been given six months to live before he started production on Love Streams in 1983. Although the movie ended up being the last he’d claim as his own, and included his last performance, death would not take him for six years.
Still, the end of Love Streams feels like the end of Cassavetes, as if he died right after the credits stopped rolling. There’s a heavy aura of death all over the last few scenes, but one moment in particular solidifies this feeling. […]

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