An intimate portrait of actor-writer-director John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to his genius for studying and depicting the human character. In-depth, candid interviews with his wife ... See full summary »
An intimate portrait of actor-writer-director John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to his genius for studying and depicting the human character. In-depth, candid interviews with his wife and muse Gena Rowlands as well as his most trusted friends and co-workers like Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, etc. Clips from Cassavetes' greatest films, and many rare photos illustrate this touching documentary. Written by
"I don't know about you, but I think I enjoy John Cassavetes the person more than Cassavetes the filmmaker; his films are very hard to take & they don't always work for me. (For one thing, they display a terrifying misogyny that has been remarked upon endlessly.)"
Any one who finds misogyny in any Cassavetes film, is a dangerous person who is complete ignorant, and should not be listened to. No one ever portrayed human beings, of both genders, more fairly and more accurately, than Cassavetes. It takes a complete idiot to find misogyny in his films. Not one of his films, Shadows, Faces, Too Late Blues, A Woman Under The Influence, Gloria, Big Trouble, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, or anything else you care to name has anything but love for people. Sometimes people are not portrayed as the greatest or nicest people, but people are rarely anything more than human.
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