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Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film

Author: Marshall Fine
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Among filmmakers and film buffs, Cassavetes is revered. A major star of live television in the 1950s, he stumbled accidentally into making his first film, Shadows, while leading an acting workshop--and created a template for working outside the system that would produce some of the most piercing and human films of the next thirty years, including Faces, Husbands, and A woman under the influence. Turning his back on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Cassavetes; John Cassavetes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Fine
ISBN: 9781401352493 1401352499 9781401360139 1401360130
OCLC Number: 123084032
Description: xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 A New York Street Kid 3 --
2 Through College 9 --
3 AADA 18 --
4 Gena 25 --
5 Post-AADA 30 --
6 Sam Shaw 37 --
7 "Paso Doble" 42 --
7 TV Star 48 --
9 Movie Star 54 --
10 The Next Level 61 --
11 The Workshop 69 --
12 Origins of Shadows 74 --
13 Shadows 81 --
14 Shooting Shadows 89 --
15 Going Public 97 --
16 Beat, Square, and Cool 101 --
17 Johnny Staccato and Back to the Shadows 112 --
18 Shadows-A Postscript 125 --
19 Too Late Blues 129 --
20 A Child Is Waiting 137 --
21 In Limbo 145 --
22 Faces 151 --
23 Faces 2 156 --
24 Dirty Dozen and Rosemary's Baby 168 --
25 Faces 3 176 --
26 Pre-Husbands 187 --
27 Husbands 202 --
28 Husbands 2 207 --
29 Husbands 3 226 --
30 A Leg Up 243 --
31 Minnie and Moskowitz 253 --
32 Minnie and Moskowitz 2 262 --
33 A Woman Under the Influence 274 --
34 A Woman Under the Influence 2 281 --
35 A Woman Under the Influence 3 285 --
36 A Woman Under the Influence 4 297 --
37 John and Gena 308 --
38 Mikey & Nicky 314 --
39 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 319 --
40 Bookie 2 329 --
41 Opening Night 336 --
42 Opening Night 2 345 --
43 Approach of the '80s 351 --
44 Gloria 359 --
45 Retrospective Tempest 375 --
46 Love Streams on Stage 384 --
47 Love Streams on Screen 397 --
48 Big Trouble 416 --
49 Valedictory 420.
Responsibility: by Marshall Fine.

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Among filmmakers and film buffs, Cassavetes is revered. A major star of live television in the 1950s, he stumbled accidentally into making his first film, Shadows, while leading an acting workshop--and created a template for working outside the system that would produce some of the most piercing and human films of the next thirty years, including Faces, Husbands, and A woman under the influence. Turning his back on Hollywood, he became the prototypical outsider, fighting the system, financing and ultimately distributing his films himself, at a time when there was no apparatus to get a non-studio film into theaters around the country. His life and work are examined in this biography, with cooperation from his wife and muse Gena Rowlands and others of this inner circle, to reveal just how daring and forward-thinking he was.--From publisher description.

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