beautiful, moving tribute to the genius of John Cassavetes" Daniel
Vaughan, Director, Australian Film Institute
A compact, inexpensive introduction
to Cassavetes' life and work, ideal for classroom use, as an individual
viewing guide, and as a souvenir program at film festivals.
The handsomely illustrated,
68-page book contains an introductory essay discussing Cassavetes
distinctive style and place within the independent movement; concise critical
treatments, credits, and production information for all of his important
filmsShadows, Faces, Husbands, Minnie and
Moskowitz, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a
Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, and Love Streams; and
a lengthy interview with Ray Carney about his personal impressions of
Cassavetes the man and artist.
The book contains more than
two dozen behind-the-scenes photographs of Cassavetes working with his
actors and crew. It has sidebars devoted to the two versions of Shadows;
a list of cameo appearances by well-known actors in the film; and a list
of the family members who acted in Cassavetes films. The volume
also contains many quotations from the filmmaker about his own work.
About the Author
Ray Carney is generally acknowledged
to be the world's expert on the life and work of John Cassavetes.
the author of the critically acclaimed, The Films of John Cassavetes:
Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies (Cambridge University Press),
and the newly published Cassavetes on Cassavetes (Faber and
Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Shadows (BFI Film Classics).
He has also published book-length studies of the films of Mike Leigh,
and Carl Dreyer. He is a Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston
University, Chairman of the Film Studies program, and Director of
Admissions. He is currently working on a history of American independent
filmmaking from 1954 to the present.
Studies in Contemporary Film/Company
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