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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | September 1968 (UK)
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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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John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 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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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #252. See more »

Quotes

Richard Forst: Jeannie, do me a favor. Don't be silly anymore. Just be yourself.
Jeannie Rapp: But I am myself. Who else would I be?
Richard Forst: I'm serious.
Jeannie Rapp: Definition of serious: Blah blah blah blah...
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Referenced in Autumn Ball (2007) See more »

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Love Is All You Really Want
Music and Lyrics by Jack Ackerman
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very unusual in a good way
17 July 2000 | by pompajSee all my reviews

I see movies hoping that they're different. I've seen so many films that were exactly the same and that's really just a waste of time. Well, Faces is certainly different. It's hard to get through. It actually took me a week. That's because there is little action and it is hard to get interested in it. The reason why it's so original is because it is practcially a documentary on social life in this time period. It's as low budget as you get. Characters just hang around houses drinking and enjoying themselves. So I guess there isn't much of a plot, but on the good side this might be the most realistic movie I've ever seen. I really felt like nothing was unrealistic, not even a single one of the conversations. That's different. Most movies try to impress, but Faces tries to be natural. That doesn't make much sense because "natural" means you're not trying to do anything, you're just existing as you always do. Maybe that was how Faces was filmed. It definately feels natural and that's a big achievment.


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