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Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine

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Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film
Title
Accidental genius
Title remainder
how John Cassavetes invented American independent film
Statement of responsibility
by Marshall Fine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among filmmakers and film buffs, Cassavetes is revered. A major star of live television in the 1950s, he stumbled accidentally into making his first film, Shadows, while leading an acting workshop--and created a template for working outside the system that would produce some of the most piercing and human films of the next thirty years, including Faces, Husbands, and A woman under the influence. Turning his back on Hollywood, he became the prototypical outsider, fighting the system, financing and ultimately distributing his films himself, at a time when there was no apparatus to get a non-studio film into theaters around the country. His life and work are examined in this biography, with cooperation from his wife and muse Gena Rowlands and others of this inner circle, to reveal just how daring and forward-thinking he was.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fine, Marshall
Dewey number
791.43023092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.C384
LC item number
F56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cassavetes, John
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Independent filmmakers
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
  • Filmography: p. [435]-442
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352493
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781401352493 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm62881176
  • 1186833
Label
Accidental genius : how John Cassavetes invented American independent film, by Marshall Fine
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-482)
  • Filmography: p. [435]-442
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 482 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352493
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781401352493 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm62881176
  • 1186833

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