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Cassavetes, John 1929-1989

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Most widely held works by John Cassavetes
The dirty dozen by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II drama in which an army major selects 12 men convicted for crimes of violence and offers them their freedom if they will complete a dangerous mission behind Nazi lines
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

71 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself
Shadows by John Cassavetes( Visual )

70 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an interracial romance and the obstacles it puts on family relationships. When appearing on Jean Shepherd's radio program Night People, Cassavetes mentioned the improvisation work he had done with his acting class, and asked for funding to film it. When listeners actually sent in money, he worked up a script based on the classwork, and with additional funding filmed his story of three siblings, two of whom can pass as white
Faces by John Cassavetes( Visual )

61 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful story of the disintegration of a marriage of a captain of industry and his wife
The killing of a Chinese bookie by John Cassavetes( Visual )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film noir about a gentleman's club owner finds himself on the bad side of a small time gangster, and then must save his beloved club and way of life
Opening night by John Cassavetes( Visual )

60 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Broadway actress who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own
Love streams by John Cassavetes( Visual )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart
Columbo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, who appears to be an incompetent bumbler. Despite his appearance, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD
A constant forge : a film by Charles Kiselyak( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and work of John Cassavetes assembled from candid interviews, rare photos, archival footage, and the director himself. The narration is created from Cassavettes' own words. The actors discuss their own performances and those of their colleagues, give insights into Cassavetes's theater work, and into his handling of music in his films
Gloria by John Cassavetes( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-gun moll and showgirl is suddenly forced to protect a child whose parents have been rubbed out by the mob
Whose life is it anyway? by John Badham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifted sculptor Ken Harrison is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In the hospital he makes friends with the staff, and they support him when he goes to trial to be allowed to die
Mikey and Nicky by Elaine May( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicky has embezzled a fortune from his Mafia bosses and is on the run. Nicky's only friend, Mikey tries to help him escape; or will he lead him into a trap?
The fury by Brian De Palma( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riveting story of a father's effort to rescue his son from the government agency which is using him in their secret mind-control experiments. During his search, he encounters a young girl whose frightening psychic powers help precipitate the final confrontation between pursued and pursuers
John Cassavetes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadows": Explores interracial friendships and relationships in the 1950's Beat-era New York City. "Faces": Richard and Maria are attempting to escape the anguish of their dissolving marriage by falling in the arms of others. "A woman under the influence": Mabel, is loved by her husband Nick, but her madness proves to be a problem in their marriage. "The killing of a Chinese bookie": To clear his debt, a strip club owner grapples with his own conscience as he must kill a Chinese bookie. "Opening night": A young woman gets killed in an accident trying to meet her favorite actress after a play
Ernest Hemingway's The killers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale "The Killers" is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic
She's so lovely by Nick Cassavetes( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie et Maureen vivent une passion dévorante. Un acte de folie commandé par cette passion conduit Eddie à 10 années de prison, alors que Maureen est enceinte. Quand il sort, elle a refait sa vie. Mais leur amour, toujours aussi fort, va bouleverser la vie de Maureen
Husbands by John Cassavetes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of self-discovery undertaken by three married, middle-aged buddies at a pivotal crossroads in their lives
Cassavetes on Cassavetes by Raymond Carney( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than thirty years John Cassavetes, the spiritual father of American independent filmmaking, steered a courageous course freelancing on the fringes of the Hollywood studio system. This is the autobiography he never lived to write." "In his own words Cassavetes tells the story of his life as he lived it, day by day, year by year. He begins with his family and childhood and describes his high school, college, and drama school days. He talks about the years he spent pounding the pavement in New York as a young, unemployed actor unable to get a job - or even an agent. Then he takes the reader behind the scenes to sit in on the planning, rehearsing, shooting, and editing of each of his films - from Shadows, Faces, and Husbands, to Minnie and Moskowitz, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, Gloria, and Love Streams. He describes the battles to get them made and the even greater struggle to get them into theaters. It is an extraordinary personal saga of dreams, triumphs, and frustrations; of high-stakes financial gambles, crazy artistic risk-taking, and midnight visions of glory. This is Cassavetes at his most candid and outspoken - uncompromising, humane, and passionate about both life and art." "Ray Carney, the leading authority on Cassavetes' life and work, spent more than ten years assembling the text, based on new and previously published interviews with Cassavetes and artists who knew him - including Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and scores of others."--Jacket
John Cassavetes : autoportraits by Raymond Carney( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cassavetes : lifeworks by Tom Charity( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A woman under the influenceJohn Cassavetes
Alternative Names
Cassavetes, John

Cassavetes, John 1929-

Cassavetes, John Nicholas

Cassavetes, John Nicholas 1929-1989

Colasanto, Nick 1929-1989

John Cassavetes acteur, scénariste et réalisateur américain

John Cassavetes Amerikaans filmacteur

John Cassavetes amerykański reżyser filmowy, aktor

John Cassavetes attore e regista statunitense

John Cassavetes cineasta

John Cassavetes US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Kassavetis, Dzhon, 1929-1989

Τζον Κασσαβέτης

Джон Касавитис

Джон Кассаветис

Джон Кассаветіс

Кассаветис, Джон, 1929-1989

Џон Касаветес

Џон Касаветис

ג'ון קסאווטס

جان کاساوتیس تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جون كاسافيتز

존 카사베티스

카사베츠, 존 1929-1989

カサベテス, ジョン



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