The only rules are that you do the best you can. And when you’re not doing the best you can, then you don’t like yourself. And that’s very individual with everyone.” --John Cassavetes
When Gena Rowlands, wife of director/actorJohn Cassavetes, expressed her interest in appearing in a play about the difficulties that contemporary women had to face in the early 1970s, John Cassavetes wrote a script so emotionally profound and exhausting Rowlands immediately understood it would be too much for her to perform it eight times a week. Cassavetes turned the play into a screenplay for the big screen, but A Woman Under the Influence was too much for Hollywood studios and producers to swallow. Fortunately, both for Cassavetes and for all of us in the audience, the filmmaking couple had a lot of friends who fell in love with the powerful script and who were willing to chip in and even become a part of the project. Peter Falk provided half a million dollars of his own money just so he could watch his friend’s impressive vision turn into a movie. Cassavetes himself mortgaged his house. The crew consisted of both professionals and students from the American Film Institute, where the director worked as the first filmmaker in residence. Rowlands did her own hair and makeup, Cassavetes and Rowland’s mothers were cast—the budget was very limited, but the production had heart and guts, and one hell of a talent behind the camera. . . [source]
Claire Marrable (Geraldine Page) quote about Chloe the stray dog, the only one who can almost stop Claire:
Ruth Gordon (Alice Demmock) poses as a maid for Geraldine Page (Claire Marrable) in hopes of discovering what happened to Edna Tinsley, her former housekeeper and companion, only Gordon gets more than she bargained after uncovering Page's dark secrets.
Ruth Gordon (Aunt Alice) is tough and gives Claire a good fight, but how do you top Geraldine Page as merciless over-the-top Claire Marrable?
A Pakistani DJ (Atta Yaqub) romance with a separated but still married Irish-Catholic music teacher (Eva Birthistle) immigrant tears apart the DJ's close-knit Muslim immigrant family (The Khans) because of culture and religion differences in Glasgow. Director Ken Loach.
Jody Travis (Lori Loughlin) and Gavin Wylie (Mark Arnold)
"Dance teachers get lonely too, you know
"And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toll not, nor do they spin . . . "
When the forecast says 100% chance of rain believe it so. Even if it is in the wee hours and you're unable to sleep or read anymore Hannibal Rising, Wuthering Heights (100+ reading), A Widow for One Year you place them all back on the nightstand by your head to be continued; instead, you turn over and turn on reliable YouTube and let it choose what it thinks your profile needs to watch.
It selects a TV Movie called 'BEHEMOTH" from the SyFy Channel. One film you never expected to like because of your dislike of SyFy Channel's silly breathless plot movies and so many commercials you always switched channels and never saw the ending.
BUT BEFORE you sit up to search for something else or turn it off, you see Ed Quinn, an actor you've probably seen in the past (OMG! He's gorgeous, was born in Berkeley! in your Universe when you were there) but never noticed until now at 4 a.m...
Because of big rugged Ed Quinn as Thomas you watch and love 'BEHEMOTH", which plays somewhat like a B-version of an X-Files episode with Smoking Man actor co-starring as a crazy but likable father and psychic, and there's a lot more screaming by the girls to keep you uncomfortably awake.
A mad projectionist (Robert Englund) takes Michael Powell’s cult “Peeping Tom” horror film to another level when he traps an innocent couple in an empty theater using a cheap digital camcorder to film their nightmare.