"I’m very concerned about the depiction of women on the screen. It’s related to their being either high- or low-class concubines, and the only question is when or where they will go to bed, and with whom or how many. There’s nothing to do with the dreams of women, or of woman as the dream, nothing to do with the quirky part of her, the wonder of her. I’m sure we could have made a much more successful film if A Woman Under the Influence had depicted Mabel’s life as being rougher, more brutal; if it made statements so that people could definitely take sides. But along the way, I’d have to look at myself and say, “Yes, we were successful in creating another horror in the world.” I don’t know anyone who has had such a terrible time that she doesn’t smile ever, that she doesn’t have time to love, open her eyes, think about the details of life. Something [wonderful] happens all the time, even at the height of tragedy. I wanted to show that too.”
I love John Cassavetes even more after this quote
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Sol Lewitt, Matrix 3, 1975
Nicolas de Stael (1914-1955)
La Ciotat, 1952
the catastrophe of my personality
to seem beautiful again,
and interesting, and modern.
As that endured
Which uttered, would discourage Nature
And haunt the World.