Oeuvre Busters


RE-RELEASE: Talking about Husbands (1970)!

Terrible! Unreal! No passion!

Husbands is back, baby! Recently released by Criterion, available TODAY on The Criterion Channel, and selected as Indiewire's streamer of the day, what better time to release our episode on the movie that inspired this entire podcast!

Cassavetes' film on toxic men features one of the all-time great performances from Ben Gazzara. This movie is painful, long, incredible, and an essential film. We hope you enjoy this early episode from the show!

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RE-RELEASE: Cassavetes and Company on the Dick Cavett Show

*Note:To celebrate HUSBANDS being available on the Criterion Channel, we’re re-releasing all of our HUSBANDS content. Believe it or not, this show started because of HUSBANDS.The Dick Cavett episode is available below, as well as on the Criterion Channel. Watch, listen, and cringe!*Welcome to this bonus episode (you're welcome, America!) of Oeuvre Busters! On September 18, 1970, Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and Peter Falk appeared on the Dick Cavett Show to promote Husbands. The recording was, to say the least, rather eventful, what with Cassavetes, Gazzara and Falk more interested in ragin' on stage than in answering Cavett's questions. The encounter needs to be seen to be believed! To commemorate this shitshow, and to further our discussion of Husbands, Liam and George have recorded an audio commentary to accompany the show. Topics covered: How drunk are these guys really? Who does the better pratfall, Cassavetes or Gazzara? Also, feet, feet and more feet! (Links below to the show itself and to Cavett reminiscing about the experience in The New Yorker.) Topics not covered: The serious plot hole in Love Actually (2003): how the hell does that annoyingly precocious kid both learn to play the drums in the span of a week AND find himself playing in the school pageant? We don't even see him try out for the band! Who's running this pageant?! It doesn't make any sense, and the movie, otherwise a masterpiece, suffers greatly for it.YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UZ6IOJ5ovwDick Cavett's Worst show: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/dick-cavetts-worst-show