"We need love like food, water and air and we don’t know how to get it. And that’s our struggle."
- John Cassavetes (via man-of-prose)
"You go to Italy and you look at Michelangelo’s work, and there are people saying: “Come on, let’s go, I can’t stand it.” And it doesn’t lessen the achievement of what he has done. It just says that everyone is not going to be ensnared by your particular art, and I don’t think that’s an unhealthy thing. But American society says: wait a minute, if that happens you won’t get a chance to make another film, therefore you must make your films more accessible to people so that they will like it.
I think one thing is really apparent: a really good film will be accepted by the great majority of people. Not that there haven’t been good films. I just think that the approach to making films has been so chicken, because of the financial difficulty in raising money so that you won’t be in debt for the rest of your life.
Making a film is extremely expensive. The only way you can make one is by having a basic disrespect for money…."
- John Cassavetes, ‘75 (via mizoguchi-mane)