John Cassavetes: Five Films

John Cassavetes: Five Films

John Cassavetes
Director: Charles Kiselyak Cast: John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
, Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
, Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
Charles Kiselyak


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This collection of six film from the influential independent writer and director John Cassavetes includes Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, 2 different versions of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2013
UPC: 0715515111713
Original Release: 0000
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 10:38:00
Sales rank: 12,016

Special Features

High-definition digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; High-definition digital restoration of director John Cassavete's 108-minute 1978 version of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; A constant forge: the life and art of John Cassavetes (2000), a 200-minute documentary by Charles Kiselyak; Interviews with actor Leila Goldoni and associate producer Seymour Cassel about Shadows; Silent footage from the Cassavetes-Lane drama workshop, from which Shadows emerged; Restoration demonstration for Shadows; Alternate eighteen-minute opening sequence for Faces; Episode of the French television series Cinéastes de Notre Temps from 1968, dedicated to Cassavetes; Making "Faces," a documentary featuring interview with actors Cassel, Lynn Carlin, and Gena Rowlands and director of photography Al Ruban; Al Ruban on lighting and shooting "Faces," a new program; Audio commentary for A Woman Under the Influence by sound recordist and composer Bo Harwood and camera operator Mike Ferris; Conversation between Rowlands and actor Peter Falk about A Woman Under the Influence; Interview program featuring actor Ben Gazzara and Ruban discussing The Killing of a Chinese Bookie; Conversation between Rowlands and Gazzara about Opening Night; Interview with Ruban about Opening Night; Three audio interviews with Cassavetes from the 1970s; Stills and poster galleries; Trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by Gary Giddins, Kent Jones, Kiselyak, Stuart Klawans, Dennis Lim, and Phillip Lopate; writings by and interviews with Cassavetes; and tributes to the filmmaker by director Martin Scorsese; actor and writer Elaine Kagan, Cassavete's former secretary; and novelist Jonathan Lethem

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Gazzara Cosmo Vitelli,Manny Victor
Gena Rowlands Mabel Longhetti,Myrtle Gordon,Jeannie Rapp
John Marley Richard Forst
Lelia Goldoni Lelia
Ben Carruthers Ben
Peter Falk Nick Longhetti
Timothy Carey Flo
Anthony Ray Tony
Azizi Johari Rachel
John Cassavetes Maurice Aarons
Lynn Carlin Maria Forst
Matthew Cassel Tony Longhetti
Hugh Hurd Hugh
Joan Blondell Sarah Goode
Matthew Laborteaux Angelo Longhetti
Meade Roberts Mr. Sophistication
Seymour Cassel Chet,Mort Weil
Christina Grisanti Maria Longhetti
Frederick Draper Freddie
Paul Stewart David Samuels
Rupert Crosse Rupert

Technical Credits
Charles Kiselyak Director
John Cassavetes Director

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