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John Cassavetes–Outsider Extraordinaire: One Punk Goes to the Movies By James Rosario

John Cassavetes–Outsider Extraordinaire

John Cassavetes is credited with kickstarting the American independent film movement. His work inspired countless filmmakers for decades and generations. Directors like Martin Scorsese, Kenneth Anger, Peter Bogdanovich, and John Sayles (to name just a few) saw his films and decided that if Cassavetes could get it done, so could they. His knack for drawing out real and raw human emotions from his actors is unmatched. He managed to sidestep the help and interference of major studios to do it all on his own terms, with the help and unwavering support of his wife, the great Gena Rowlands.

One Punk Goes to the Movies: Planes, Trains & Automobiles By James Rosario

One Punk Goes to the Movies – Planes, Trains & Automobiles By James Rosario

John Hughes may be most famous for teen comedy/dramas like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, but his best, and most punk work is the road trip disaster film Planes, Trains & Automobiles. It achieves something almost unheard of in comedy—complexity that is revealed over time, and with age. There’s something for everyone—ten-year-old kids, forty-year-old punks, and everyone in between.

One Punk Goes to the Movies – How The Goonies Prepared Me for Punk by James Rosario

Goonies James Rosario

The Goonies was a game-changer, and I’d never be the same again. The film was a box office hit enjoyed by a generation of kids and parents alike. For me, it was an eye-opening experience, turning me on to the notion of ineffectual adults, greedy capitalists, inclusive politics, and DIY ethics.