be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
years ago when i was in new york city i visited the famous dakota building where they shot rosemary’s baby. i was well into polanski films, but maybe even moreso now that i think about it, this was around the time i started watching and really appreciating all the films of john cassavetes. several days before i had seen this really incredible film called “minnie & moskowitz” with gena rowlands and seymour cassel (see video below). on my last day in new york, i passed a man who i swore was seymour cassel. he had the moustache and everything. but when i called “hey seymour” on the street, the stranger didn’t respond.
fast forward several years, here i am in la and who do i pass in santa monica last week-end? the man himself, seymour cassel.