Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Film 100: John Cassavetes. No. 100

From Keyframe:

"John Cassavetes was a television writer whose raw style was in demand in the untamed environment of TV’s golden age. His angry, emotional teleplays gave birth to the kind of live-wire performances that kept families glued to their couches and kept movie theater owners fretting over the powerful lure of home entertainment. Cassavetes was also a skilled actor and director who had worked on more than eight film and television projects before a startling performance with Sidney Poitier in Martin Ritt’s interracial tale Edge of the City(1957) threw him into the spotlight, where he would remain for thirty-five years. He was a double threat—an actor whose sheer intensity would foreshadow such seventies superstars as Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, and a fiercely original director who would become a hero of the burgeoning independent film industry in America."

Read the rest of the article at Keyframe.

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