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LOVE STREAMS coming out next week, August 12, from The Criterion Collection

Top: Akira Kurosawa’s version of events

Bottom: John Cassavetes’ version

"I adore the neo-realists for their humaneness of vision. Zavattini is surely the greatest screenwriter that ever lived. Particularly inspirational to me when I made Shadows were La Terra Trema, I Vitelloni, Umberto D and Bellissima. The neo-realist filmmakers were not afraid of reality; they looked it straight in the face. I have always admired their courage and their willingness to show us how we really are. It’s the same with Godard, early Bergman, Kurosawa and the second greatest director next to Capra, Carl Dreyer. Shadows contains much of that neo-realistic influence."

- John Cassavetes

Found on Etsy.
Found on etsy.

Happy 4th of July!
RIP Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky passed away July 1, 2014 of cardiac arrest at the age of 84. He directed John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in the 1982 film “Tempest.”