By: Mike Fleisch
He made Cassavetes, Cassavetes.
Performances congruent with camera.
He discovered a universe out of space-time.
His films assume a state of undoing.
He explored the near impossibility of connection.
He “invented a new language, true to the nature of film.”
“I got a million of ’em.”
Never before had images been so unsettlingly self-aware.
Rita Hayworth meets David Bowie
“If we’re bad citizens, we’re doing our job.”
The most scrupulously self-aware of comedians.
He smacks you from the horrible places you don’t let your head go.
“Real painters do not paint things as they are.”
He aimed for total objectivity and compassion.
Separation, and then the language of separation, were his subjects.