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Oeuvre is an in-depth examination of the entire body of work of an important director.



Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Minnie and Moskowitz

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Minnie and Moskowitz

Pat Padua May 29, 2014 0

Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) is on a flight from New York to Los Angeles sitting next to a mother who can’t get her young daughter to eat airplane food. The conservatively dressed, beauty-shopped mother

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Husbands

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Husbands

Alex Peterson May 22, 2014 0

In an interview with New York’s Dryden Theater, which in 2008 was screening a retrospective of the films of John Cassavetes that included Husbands, Al Ruban, Cassavetes’ longtime collaborator and producer, said of the

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Faces

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Faces

Pat Padua May 15, 2014 0

After his independent breakthrough Shadows, director John Cassavetes made a pair of films in Hollywood, and it was a terrible struggle. He told an interviewer that, “making A Child is Waiting was like drowning

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: A Child is Waiting

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: A Child is Waiting

Jesse Cataldo May 8, 2014 0

Like Too Late Blues, whose tale of the jazz demimonde seemed perfectly paired to the talents of a wild hepcat director, it’s easy to see how A Child is Waiting ended up as a

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Too Late Blues

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Too Late Blues

Jesse Cataldo May 1, 2014 0

Widely credited as America’s first ‘indie’ filmmaker, or at least the inciting creative force behind its modern independent movement, it’s fitting that John Cassavetes experienced a fate later shared by so many promising would-be

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Shadows

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Shadows

Alex Peterson April 24, 2014 0

Director John Cassavetes changed the way independent movies were made, so his first film, Shadows, carries a special significance. Cassavetes was a fairly major actor in other people’s films, but more significantly, history has

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: A Matter of Time

Oeuvre: Minnelli: A Matter of Time

Drew Hunt March 27, 2014 0

Vincente Minnelli’s final film, the stilted and ill-fated musical A Matter of Time (1976), is an homage to the bygone era of golden Hollywood and a star vehicle for his daughter Liza, whose Oscar

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Oeuvre: Minnelli: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Stacia Kissick Jones March 20, 2014 0

After the fiasco known as The Sandpiper (1965) came and went, stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton moved on to the sure-fire reputation-restorer Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Director Vincente Minnelli was not so

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Oeuvre: The Sandpiper

Oeuvre: The Sandpiper

Stacia Kissick Jones March 13, 2014 0

There is a wonderful scene in the 1956 B-movie shlockfest The She-Creature where Ted Erickson first meets the lovely Dorothy Chappel, a dark-haired beauty who filled a sweater like no other before or since.

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Oeuvre: Minnelli: Goodbye Charlie

Oeuvre: Minnelli: Goodbye Charlie

Pat Padua March 6, 2014 0

In 1962, Warner Brothers outbid all other studios for the rights to a movie that would cost a then-staggering 17 million dollars to make. And they wanted Vincente Minnelli to direct. It never happened.

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