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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | June 1968 (UK)
A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

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Richard Forst
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Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ...
Fred Draper ...
Freddie Draper
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Chet
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Jim McCarthy
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Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Louise Draper
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Billy Mae
Gene Darfler ...
Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering ...
Stella
Ann Shirley ...
(as Anne Shirley)
Dave Mazzie
Anita White
Julie Gambol
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Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit... A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people. Written by Yepok

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$275,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Writer-director John Cassavetes worked as an actor in five films in order to finance the picture. See more »

Quotes

Jim McCarthy: Do you realize that ex-convicts and jailbirds are the ones that write all the limericks?
Stella: Not all of them.
Joe Jackson: Aw, don't argue with Mr. McCarthy, miss.
Stella: Jimmy Arno, he wrote a couple that were really funny. Didn't he, Jeannie?
Jeannie Rapp: That's right. He did.
Jim McCarthy: Jimmy Arno?
Jeannie Rapp: Mm-hmm.
Jim McCarthy: Jimmy Arno? Not the Jimmy Arno?
Stella: Do you know him?
Jim McCarthy: Never heard of him.
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Remade as Faces (2011) See more »

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Love Is All You Really Want
Music and Lyrics by Jack Ackerman
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A Marvelous Movie
12 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This was a marvelous movie to watch. It is so intelligent and informed most of the time, it is hard to believe there were improvisations by Cassevetes and company.

Although themes such as those which the movie revolves around were already then considered Bergmanesque, the movie evokes the spirit of other great non-Hollywood directors of the era: Fellini and Antoninoni. Still it retains its integrity and is rather unique. I think that it is a very impressive film even today. Puts many to shame.

NSFC did the right thing in awarding the film with Screenplay and Supporting Actor honors. Oscars on the other hands were not so generous. It did not get a nod for best picture nor did Cassevetes for best directors. What a shame! Since Stanley KUbrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey was snubbed the same year, making it a double debacle.


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