LOVE STREAMS
1984, Park Circus, 141 min, USA, Dir: John Cassavetes

Love streams and surges in strange ways in this latter-era film by the great John Cassavetes. He also stars as Robert Harmon, a boozy, hedonistic writer who’s thrown for a loop when the son he’s never seen is dropped off on his doorstep. The kid is followed in short order by Harmon’s beleaguered sister (Gena Rowlands), a woman who thinks she can deliver balance to their lives via a taxi full of rescued animals.


THE NOTEBOOK
2004, Warner Bros., 123 min, Dir: Nick Cassavetes

Wealthy socialite Allie (Rachel McAdams) and working-class dreamer Noah (Ryan Gosling) fall passionately in love in one of the most ardently beloved screen romances of the last decade, based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks. Torn apart by status differences and the onset of World War II, the two go their separate ways - Allie to university and Noah to the army. But time and even great misunderstanding can't suppress true love, and when the two meet again after the war - despite Allie's impending marriage to another man - they are confronted with their real feelings and desires. With Gena Rowlands and James Garner.


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