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The Films of John Cassavetes, Ranked

by Eliecer Gaspar
The Films of John Cassavetes, Ranked by Eliecer Gaspar
“To have a philosophy is to know how to love and to know where to put it, but you can’t put it everywhere. You’ve gotta be a priest saying, “yes, my son, yes, my daughter, bless you.” But people don’t live that way. They live with anger and hostility and problems and lack of money, lack of – you know, tremendous disappointments in their life. So what they need is a philosophy. I think what everybody needs is a way to say "where and how can I love, can I be in love so that I can live with some degree of peace?” and so that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze love, discuss it, kill it, destroy it, hurt each other, do all… Read more

“To have a philosophy is to know how to love and to know where to put it, but you can’t put it everywhere. You’ve gotta be a priest saying, “yes, my son, yes, my daughter, bless you.” But people don’t live that way. They live with anger and hostility and problems and lack of money, lack of – you know, tremendous disappointments in their life. So what they need is a philosophy. I think what everybody needs is a way to say "where and how can I love, can I be in love so that I can live with some degree of peace?” and so that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze love, discuss it, kill it, destroy it, hurt each other, do all that stuff in that war, in that word polemic and picture polemic of what life is. The rest of the stuff really doesn’t interest me. It may interest other people, but I have a one-track mind. All I’m interested in is love.” – John Cassavetes

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