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In the end everyone can go with the knowledge that it can be done. Not so much that the film can be a great film or a bad film or a mediocre film. But the idea that it can happen, that people can go out with nothing and through their own will and through their determination make something out of nothing, out of nowhere, no technical know-how, no equipment. There wasn’t one technician on the entire film. There wasn’t anybody that knew how to run a camera. They walked in and started to read the directions of how to reload it, got a Movieola and looked at it, did all the things in the world and we made eight million mistakes but it was exciting and fun. John Cassavetes

Above: Opening Night (John Cassavetes, 1977)

Below: The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)


Gena Rowlands with her mother, Lady Rowlands (R) and mother-in-law, Katherine Cassavetes (L)

John Cassavetes and Peter Falk in Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky

John Cassavetes

Italian Poster for Husbands

"My feeling is, to make a perfect film would be: shoot for ten weeks and then throw it all out and start from that point."

- John Cassavetes

John’s daughter Xan playing one of the back-up singers in Love Streams