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Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine

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Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film
Title
Accidental genius
Title remainder
how John Cassavetes invented American independent film
Statement of responsibility
by Marshall Fine
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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 thisinner circle, to reveal just how daring and forward-thinking he was.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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185619
Cataloging source
TEF
Dewey number
791.43023092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.C384
LC item number
F56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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Target audience
adult
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how John Cassavetes invented American independent film
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p. [435]-442
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
Contents
  • 18
  • 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
  • 4
  • 37
  • John and Gena
  • 308
  • 38
  • Mikey & Nicky
  • 314
  • 39
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • 319
  • 40
  • Gena
  • Bookie 2
  • 329
  • 41
  • Opening Night
  • 336
  • 42
  • Opening Night 2
  • 345
  • 43
  • Approach of the '80s
  • 25
  • 351
  • 44
  • Gloria
  • 359
  • 45
  • Retrospective Tempest
  • 375
  • 46
  • Love Streams on Stage
  • 384
  • 5
  • 47
  • Love Streams on Screen
  • 397
  • 48
  • Big Trouble
  • 416
  • 49
  • Valedictory
  • 420
  • Post-AADA
  • 30
  • 6
  • Sam Shaw
  • 37
  • 1
  • 7
  • "Paso Doble"
  • 42
  • 7
  • TV Star
  • 48
  • 9
  • Movie Star
  • 54
  • 10
  • A New York Street Kid
  • The Next Level
  • 61
  • 11
  • The Workshop
  • 69
  • 12
  • Origins of Shadows
  • 74
  • 13
  • Shadows
  • 3
  • 81
  • 14
  • Shooting Shadows
  • 89
  • 15
  • Going Public
  • 97
  • 16
  • Beat, Square, and Cool
  • 101
  • 2
  • 17
  • Johnny Staccato and Back to the Shadows
  • 112
  • 18
  • Shadows-A Postscript
  • 125
  • 19
  • Too Late Blues
  • 129
  • 20
  • Through College
  • A Child Is Waiting
  • 137
  • 21
  • In Limbo
  • 145
  • 22
  • Faces
  • 151
  • 23
  • Faces 2
  • 9
  • 156
  • 24
  • Dirty Dozen and Rosemary's Baby
  • 168
  • 25
  • Faces 3
  • 176
  • 26
  • Pre-Husbands
  • 187
  • 3
  • 27
  • Husbands
  • 202
  • 28
  • Husbands 2
  • 207
  • 29
  • Husbands 3
  • 226
  • 30
  • AADA
  • A Leg Up
  • 243
  • 31
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • 253
  • 32
  • Minnie and Moskowitz 2
  • 262
  • 33
  • A Woman Under the Influence
Control code
2527608
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401360139
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295922
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123084032
  • (OCoLC)123084032
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p. [435]-442
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
Contents
  • 18
  • 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
  • 4
  • 37
  • John and Gena
  • 308
  • 38
  • Mikey & Nicky
  • 314
  • 39
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • 319
  • 40
  • Gena
  • Bookie 2
  • 329
  • 41
  • Opening Night
  • 336
  • 42
  • Opening Night 2
  • 345
  • 43
  • Approach of the '80s
  • 25
  • 351
  • 44
  • Gloria
  • 359
  • 45
  • Retrospective Tempest
  • 375
  • 46
  • Love Streams on Stage
  • 384
  • 5
  • 47
  • Love Streams on Screen
  • 397
  • 48
  • Big Trouble
  • 416
  • 49
  • Valedictory
  • 420
  • Post-AADA
  • 30
  • 6
  • Sam Shaw
  • 37
  • 1
  • 7
  • "Paso Doble"
  • 42
  • 7
  • TV Star
  • 48
  • 9
  • Movie Star
  • 54
  • 10
  • A New York Street Kid
  • The Next Level
  • 61
  • 11
  • The Workshop
  • 69
  • 12
  • Origins of Shadows
  • 74
  • 13
  • Shadows
  • 3
  • 81
  • 14
  • Shooting Shadows
  • 89
  • 15
  • Going Public
  • 97
  • 16
  • Beat, Square, and Cool
  • 101
  • 2
  • 17
  • Johnny Staccato and Back to the Shadows
  • 112
  • 18
  • Shadows-A Postscript
  • 125
  • 19
  • Too Late Blues
  • 129
  • 20
  • Through College
  • A Child Is Waiting
  • 137
  • 21
  • In Limbo
  • 145
  • 22
  • Faces
  • 151
  • 23
  • Faces 2
  • 9
  • 156
  • 24
  • Dirty Dozen and Rosemary's Baby
  • 168
  • 25
  • Faces 3
  • 176
  • 26
  • Pre-Husbands
  • 187
  • 3
  • 27
  • Husbands
  • 202
  • 28
  • Husbands 2
  • 207
  • 29
  • Husbands 3
  • 226
  • 30
  • AADA
  • A Leg Up
  • 243
  • 31
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • 253
  • 32
  • Minnie and Moskowitz 2
  • 262
  • 33
  • A Woman Under the Influence
Control code
2527608
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401360139
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295922
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123084032
  • (OCoLC)123084032

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