Films of John Cassavetes
What I think everybody needs is a way to say, ‘Where and how can I be in love so that I can live? So that I can live with some degree of peace.’ I guess every picture we’ve ever done has been, in a way, to try to find some kind of philosophy for the characters in the film. And so, that’s why I have a need for the characters to really analyze love, discuss it, kill it, destroy it, hurt each other, do all the stuff in that war, in that word-polemic and film-polemic of what life is. And the rest of the stuff doesn’t really interest me. It may interest other people, but I have a one-track mind. That’s all I’m interested in - love. And the lack of it. When it stops. And the pain that’s caused by loss of things that are taken away from us that we really need.