Saturday, April 7, 2012
a man and a woman
last night i had the great pleasure of speaking about john cassavetes to someone who has not yet seen his films. i knew an amazingly tender and insightful series of films was there for my friend to discover. while talking about the dream team of writer/director john cassavetes and his wife, the stunning and brilliant actress gena rowlands, i made a very simple realization. i could be wrong but it now seems clear to me that this man's films, which are so full of humor and sadness, confusion and trust, are essentially about one truth: man's valiant effort to understand women is exceeded by his continuing to love her when his efforts fail.