I’ve been reading this book by Ray Carney and I’m only through the second chapter but it’s really turning me off how Carney feels like it’s necessary to put down other films and filmmakers such as Welles, Hitchcock, Lynch, the Coens, etc, in order to show that Cassavetes is better than them or whatever. Not only is it unnecessary, it doesn’t make sense! A Hitchcock film is a Hitchcock film. It doesn’t make sense to me to compare it to a Cassavetes film because they’re two separate things. They’re trying to do different things so I don’t think it’s fair. So far I’m not quite liking this book. Has anyone else read this? Thoughts?