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A Constant Forge (2000)

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A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.

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A long look at John Cassavetes's films, life (1929-1989), and exploration of how people love. The documentary is composed of Cassavetes's words spoken by an off-screen narrator, clips from his films, photos and clips of him on and off the set, and family, friends, and colleagues talking about his films and what it was like to work with him. The movie explores his focus on emotion, the way he drew out actors, his collaborative process, his energy and joie de vivre, his serious purposes, and the meaning and lasting impact of his work: how adults behave, interact, and seek love rather than how a plot works out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Luxuriously Elegant and Passionate Doc about the Master
5 October 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Beautiful documentary about John Cassavettes that allows you to really take the time to listen to these fascinating people reliving some of the happiest times that they ever had - seemingly both professionally and personally.

Bravo to the filmmaker for taking the time (his and ours) to give Cassavettes the attention he deserved and not a 90 minute piece where it is all shoe-horned in. If you love film and get a chance to see this, grab it.


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