1) Can you detect any traces of Cassavetes style or sensibility, as it appears in "A Woman Under the Influence," in this episode? If yes, explain the commonalities you see; if no,explain the differences in tone and treatment.1. Can you detect any traces of Cassavetes style or sensibility, as it appears in "A Woman Under the Influence," in this episode? If yes, explain the commonalities you see; if no,explain the differences in tone and treatment.the Tv show that Cassavetes acted in
Cassavetes style and sensibilities was different in the TV show. firstly looking at the differences formally, I can see that the environment played a crucial part in the movie 'A Woman UNder the Influence', in the TV series the set is fake, the lighting fake, and dramatic, the extras seemed homogenously beautiful and all together the set was stilted. this influenced the plot, the tome and the delivery of Cassavetes in the TV show.
2. The format of a private eye TV show has to follow a formula to some degree -- in his independent films, Cassavetes tried to break away from the idea of formula. Why do you think Cassavetes wanted to break away from formula, and what do you think are some of the pros and cons of working within a formula?
"the workings of theatrical people as they are' was important to Cassavetes. He wanted a raw, real and intelligent delivery, that he felt was lacking in the modern day films.
- trying to break away from formula driven work, is the refreshing quality and real artistry of film directing and producing. If it is an art form one must stay true to one's vision or becomes a sell out.
the pros of working within the formula, is the effortlessness of theme and narrative. It can easily be put of the shelf and picked up by any viwer to digest. Mass market baby.