“Your geriatrics and horses hold a lot in common – they’re high strung, they bite and kick sometimes, and they’re none too big on bowel control. Course if a geriatric steps on your foot it don’t take a wood chisel to peel it off the floor….. It‘s a living. “
JOHN SAYLES Dillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Short Stories (Nation Books 2004)
In addition to being a prize-winning novelist and short story writer, Hollywood maverick John Sayles (pictured above) has written and directed some of my favorite indie flicks: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Brother from Another Planet, Baby It‘s You, Eight Men Out, Lone Star and Matewan (to mention just a few).