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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Among filmmakers and film buffs, John Cassavetes is revered, almost as a god. A major star of live television in the 1950s who had begun a serious film-acting career, he stumbled accidentally into making his first film, Shadows, while leading an acting workshop in New York - 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 for much of his career. And he did it while financing his films himself and, eventually, taking the ultimate step of independence: self-distribution, at a time when there was no apparatus to get a non-studio film into theaters around the country." "Though a heavy drinker who died of cirrhosis of the liver, Cassavetes was hard-charging and inspiring, creating a repertory company of actors and crew members who stuck with him for three decades, as he continued to struggle against the Hollywood system. His muse was his wife, actress Gena Rowlands, and his set was often his own home in the Hollywood Hills (which he remortgaged regularly to raise money to make his films)." "For the first time, Cassavetes' life and work are examined in a mainstream biography that reveals just how daring and forward-thinking the filmmaker was. Film critic Marshall Fine had unprecedented cooperation from Gena Rowlands and other members of the Cassavetes inner circle. as well as from actors, producers, and industry insiders who knew and worked with Cassavetes - some speaking publicly for the first time. Together, they tell his daring, tumultuous, and compelling story."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fine, Marshall
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Cassavetes, John
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
  • Includes Filmography (p. [435]-442)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
0716016026
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
  • Includes Filmography (p. [435]-442)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
0716016026
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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