Cinéastes de notre temps (André S. Labarthe, 1969): John Cassavetes

por Carlos Abascal Peiró

“In the American soul there is a lonely individual standing in a vast landscape”. Don Delillo.

“I’ve never seen an exploding helicopter. I’ve never seen anybody go and blow somebody’s head off. So why should I make films about them? But I have seen people destroy themselves in the smallest way. I’ve seen people withdraw. I’ve seen people hide behind political ideas, behind dope, behind the sexual revolution, behind fascism, behind hypocrisy, and I’ve myself done all these things. In our films what we are saying is so gentle. It’s gentleness. We have problems, terrible problems, but our problems are human problems.” (John Cassavetes)