Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Knowing The Reward All Along



John Cassavetes, director and actor, has a screen face whose eyes don't seem to smile even when he himself chooses to.

Yet his life reads a story of a artist dedicated to conveying the interconnectedness of human beings, heart to heart.


Connecting is impure, precipitous, and rare.  And the only real quest.


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6 comments:

  1. Yes, Connecting is the purpose of Art.A Fine Man.

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  2. Those sad, sexy Cassavetes eyes. I could easily connect. He's so sexy in Rosemary's Baby, but I think I like him best in The Dirty Dozen.

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  3. I don't know Amy Gerstler's real personality, but i far as you're concerned, i would eliminate jaded and envious in order to keep sharp eyed,that's why you speak about artists" heart to heart" and not heart against heart.

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  4. Tony,

    Yes. And I think we can credit him for 'stylistic' experimentation that risked and enhanced his art!

    And credit him with a good marriage.

    TFool

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  5. Tess,

    I almost used an image from Dirty Dozen. He's more contemporary than WWII images, though.

    As for Rosemary's Baby, it's a masterwork, in no small part due to his shifty, ever-lying (and therefore, sexy[?], Tess?) sell-her-out-for-the-career husband!

    Trulyfool

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  6. Isabelle,

    You're right that I care about 'heart to heart', and Cassavetes worked that message in his films. Thanks for letting me off the dual-hook of 'jadedness' and 'envy' -- you're a generous person!

    TFool

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