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The Resource Cassavetes on Cassavetes, edited by Ray Carney

Cassavetes on Cassavetes, edited by Ray Carney

Label
Cassavetes on Cassavetes
Title
Cassavetes on Cassavetes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ray Carney
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than thirty years John Cassavetes, the spiritual father of American independent filmmaking, steered a courageous course freelancing on the fringes of the Hollywood studio system. This is the autobiography he never lived to write." "In his own words Cassavetes tells the story of his life as he lived it, day by day, year by year. He begins with his family and childhood and describes his high school, college, and drama school days. He talks about the years he spent pounding the pavement in New York as a young, unemployed actor unable to get a job - or even an agent. Then he takes the reader behind the scenes to sit in on the planning, rehearsing, shooting, and editing of each of his films - from Shadows, Faces, and Husbands, to Minnie and Moskowitz, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, Gloria, and Love Streams. He describes the battles to get them made and the even greater struggle to get them into theaters. It is an extraordinary personal saga of dreams, triumphs, and frustrations; of high-stakes financial gambles, crazy artistic risk-taking, and midnight visions of glory. This is Cassavetes at his most candid and outspoken - uncompromising, humane, and passionate about both life and art." "Ray Carney, the leading authority on Cassavetes' life and work, spent more than ten years assembling the text, based on new and previously published interviews with Cassavetes and artists who knew him - including Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and scores of others."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DRB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-1989.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassavetes, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carney, Raymond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Cassavetes, John
Label
Cassavetes on Cassavetes, edited by Ray Carney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblioraphical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings (1929-56). -- Shadows and Johnny Staccato (1957-59). -- Too late blues and A child is waiting (1960-62). -- Faces (1963-68). -- Husbands (1969-70). -- Minnie and Moskowitz (1971). -- A woman under the influence (1972-74). -- The killing of a Chinese bookie (1975). -- Opening night (1976-77). -- Gloria (1979-80). -- Love streams (1981-84). -- The final years (1985-89)
Control code
ocn240892392
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 526 p.
Isbn
9780571201570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Cassavetes on Cassavetes, edited by Ray Carney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblioraphical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings (1929-56). -- Shadows and Johnny Staccato (1957-59). -- Too late blues and A child is waiting (1960-62). -- Faces (1963-68). -- Husbands (1969-70). -- Minnie and Moskowitz (1971). -- A woman under the influence (1972-74). -- The killing of a Chinese bookie (1975). -- Opening night (1976-77). -- Gloria (1979-80). -- Love streams (1981-84). -- The final years (1985-89)
Control code
ocn240892392
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 526 p.
Isbn
9780571201570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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