Book examines the artistry of John Cassavetes
Marshall Fine, film and TV critic for Star magazine, has written the first genuine biography of American filmmaker John Cassavetes. Cassavetes (pictured left) is finally getting his critical due nearly two decades after his death.
Perhaps best known to the public as an actor, the director and screenwriter's filmography includes "Faces," "Husbands," and "A Woman Under the Influence." His acting roles included "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Dirty Dozen."
The biography by Fine, Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented American Independent Film, makes a timely debut. Cassavetes' pictures are being reissued as DVDs, and his work is being taught at universities. Here is the New York Times review by Phillip Lopate.
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