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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | 17 October 1968 (UK)
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A middle-aged man leaves his wife for another 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.

Director:

John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Marley ... Richard Forst
Gena Rowlands ... Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ... Maria Forst
Fred Draper ... Freddie Draper
Seymour Cassel ... Chet
Val Avery ... Jim McCarthy
Dorothy Gulliver ... Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan Joanne Moore Jordan ... Louise Draper
Darlene Conley ... Billy Mae
Gene Darfler ... Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering Elizabeth Deering ... Stella
Ann Shirley Ann Shirley ... (as Anne Shirley)
Dave Mazzie Dave Mazzie
Anita White Anita White
Julie Gambol Julie Gambol
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Storyline

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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The Acclaimed Motion Picture

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Drama

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The film was nominated for three Academy Awards but failed to win an Oscar in any category. See more »

Quotes

Richard Forst: You're not fat.
Jeannie Rapp: What?
Richard Forst: You're voluptuous.
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Featured in Al Ruban on Lighting and Shooting 'Faces' (2013) See more »

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Love Has Conquered Man
Music and Lyrics by Julie Gambol and Jack Ackerman
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Antithesis to commercial American cinema.
30 April 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 8/10

John Cassavetes called himself a 'professional' actor first and then an 'amateur' director. Critic Ray Carney has written a number of books on Cassavetes and his cinema and that's how I discovered him.

'Faces' is indie filmmaking at it's finest and any cinephile must explore his cinematic style and overall filmic effect of his movies to gain more knowledge in the art of filmmaking.

Believe it or not - this was scripted and wasn't improvised (though Cassavetes often did lots of workshops with his actors to achieve intensity and rapport).

Brave, honest filmmaking and my highest recommendation to anyone exploring world cinema - though this is American it's very un-Hollywood-like and delves into much deeper realms of human psyche.

Thumbs Up!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dynosaurs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$275,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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