WR034 – John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film

A Woman Under The Influence
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In this episode, the gang delves into the life and work of one of film’s biggest contributors to the art of film of the latter half of the 20th century, John Cassavetes.  Paying particular attention to “Faces” and “A Woman Under the Influence,” Parker, James, and Mikhail discuss the raw emotional power of Cassavetes’ undisputedly unique style of filmmaking.

00:00 – 19:55 – Introductions/News
19:56 – 51:51 – Faces
51:52 – 1:22:12 – A Woman Under the Influence
1:22:13 – 1:29:34 – Closing Remarks
1:29:35 – 1:34:13 – Bloopers/Dramatic Reading

Shadows

John Cassavetes in a recording session for his first film “Shadows” (1959)

Faces

Wife and partner-in-crime Gena Rowlands working in post-production on “Faces” (1968)
with John Cassavetes

Life Long Friends

Lifelong friends and collaborators Peter Falk, John Cassavetes and Ben Gazzara

Husbands

Peter Falk, John Cassavetes and Ben Gazzara in promotional pic for “Husbands” (1970)

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