John Cassavetes & Company, in the Studio

A tiny bit of studio-presence, that supposed to be a “talk show” – if they were normal people. I love John Cassavetes, by the way, my favorite director - check out his film “Husbands”, if you can.  Or any of the others.

See the other parts: part 2 | 3 | 4

My favorite moment is at 7:48 in part 2.

7 Responses to “John Cassavetes & Company, in the Studio”

  1. Alex says:

    The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie and Shadows are among my favorites. A Woman Under The Influence is still growing on me.

  2. peter says:

    Having trouble with your Mom? Watch “A Woman Under the Influence” and weep!

    Thanks for this post.

  3. jabbatheprawn says:

    did he do minnie and moscovitch

  4. Graffiti On The Wall says:

    I have always enjoyed John Casavettes work.
    Rosemary’s Baby & Johnny Staccato the jazz pianist turned Greenwich Village private detective always come to mind.

    Of final not John is a good example of why drinking excessively
    is something that will take you to an early gave.

  5. Alex says:

    Jabba – he did.

  6. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Graffiti On The Wall:

    I have always enjoyed John Casavettes work.
    Rosemary’s Baby & Johnny Staccato the jazz pianist turned Greenwich Village private detective always come to mind.

    Of final not John is a good example of why drinking excessively
    is something that will take you to an early gave.

    They don’t make movies (or conduct interviews) like that anymore.

  7. Hugh says:

    Excellent post, Balint. How did you come about finding this? I had forgotten about the film, “Husbands”. These clips are gems. You’re right UrbanG, they don’t do interviews like this anymore. Cavett was very gracious to let these guys fuck with the format of his intellectual talk show. The booze fueled insanity is captivating but what is most fascinating is when John opens up and gets serious for a moment. He condenses his point, to a few minutes instead of dragging it out for 45 minutes. Brillant! My dad worked in the NYC theatre discrict in the old days and had plenty of run-ins with these performers. He rarely bad-mouthed the celebs, but his opinion about Ben Gazzara was a “cigar-chomping assh%*#” (no offense, UrbanG). Funny enough, Gazzara was given the role as the “nice guy” during Casavettes self-directed interview. You can’t have three psychotic actors ganging up on a nerdy talk show host, can you? Two was cruel enough! But, again the pay-off is even sweeter because of the entertaining nonsense. I even loved the commercials. I have to mention my high school alumni, actor Godfrey Cambridge. Godfrey appears in the first break hawking Jockey underwear. A great actor who died too soon. Check out his film, “Watermelon Man”. About a bigoted white man who wakes up as a black man. Great social commentary about race and I’m sure it’s still relevant today.

    Now, to see I can find “Husbands” to rent online. Thanks, Balint

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