Too Late Blues

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Image from Too Late Blues Too Late Blues, Cassavetes’ first studio film, portrays the life of John "Ghost" Wakefield, a talented jazz musician who must pit his artistic ideals against the manipulations of his agent and studio executives, and against his own self doubt. Ghost’s struggle to choose between the hot jazz that he loves and the easy listening music that will bring him an audience and financial reward parallels Cassavetes’ indecision between Hollywood and independent filmmaking. 1962 (133m. B+W) Stars Bobby Darin

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