Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Great Scenes # 44: Opening Night (1977)

Directed by John Cassavetes

Opening Night is my favorite John Cassavetes film, at least among those I've seen. It's one of his numerous collaborations with his wife, actress Gena Rowlands. In this film, Rowlands plays an actress who is troubled after she witnesses the accidental death of one of her self-proclaimed biggest fan. This scene, very much standout from most of the film, is an amusing stage performance between her and Cassavetes himself. What I love about this scene is that you can definitely sense the love, respect and affection they have for one another. The entire film is brilliant though, I encourage you all to see it.

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

I love this a lot man. I've never seen the film before but this scene is great and so so charming, great post mate!