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Johnny Staccato

   Success breaths imitation and the success in 1958 of the Blake Edwards created TV series Peter Gunn did just that with Johnny Staccato. Peter Gunn… 1,008 more words

Gena Rowlands

The "Killing" of John Cassavetes

True film-critic’s confession: I’ve never been able to sit through an entire John Cassavetes movie. For years, I’ve heard fellow cineastes as well as screenwriters, directors and actors — mostly actors, now that I think of it — singing Cassavetes’ praises for his emotionally raw, rough, real dramas that blazed a trail for a generation of independent filmmakers who followed. 492 more words


Gena Rowlands on Working With John Cassavetes, Why Everyone Loves 'The Notebook'

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands are still considered the king and queen of independent cinema.

Operating outside the studio system, the husband and wife team created indelible portraits of working-class strivers and small-timers in such films as “A Woman Under the Influence,” “Gloria” and “Faces.” Those works, as well as seven others, will screen as part of a retrospective at New York’s Metrograph theater from July 15-25.  790 more words


Staff Picks: 'Under the Sun,' 'Victor/Victoria' and Mitski's "Happy"

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 1,080 more words


A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

I’ve filled my viewing life with cinema of all kinds. Horror, science fiction, cult films, offbeat films, art films, cheap smut and every sort of well-defined genre you can think of. 1,797 more words


"Faces" (1968, dir. John Cassavetes)

One of the big complaints I have about “independent” film today is that it’s hardly distinguishable from studio filmmaking. This is a world where The Artist… 442 more words


Happy Birthday: Gena Rowlands

Happy Birthday actor Gena Rowlands

Born: June 19, 1930 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Married to: John Cassavetes (9 April 1954 – 3 February 1989) (his death) (3 children) 37 more words