seventeen years

"Films today show only a dream world and have lost touch with the way people really are... In this country, people die at 21. They die emotionally at 21, maybe younger... My responsibility as an artist is to help people get past 21... The films are a roadmap through emotional and intellectual terrain that provides a solution on how to save pain."

John Cassavetes was the greatest filmmaker and actor in the history of cinema. He died seventeen years ago today. Go here to learn more about him.