Wednesday, April 25, 2012

John Cassavetes on actors

"To me actors are the most important thing in the world ... they are the instruments of interpretation. There will always be people who sit down and write stories and there will always be people who will want to direct them, to make them into films, but it becomes increasingly more difficult to find people to interpret those films, because there is so little value or respect given to those people. It isn't the typewritten word you see up there, it's people ... and if they don't interpret with some human feeling that the audience can relate to ... well, I think that films will be in trouble eventually."

John Cassavetes interviewed in September 1968.