John Cassavetes: Five Films - The Criterion Collection
John Cassavetes was a genius, a visionary, and the progenitor of American independent film, but that doesn't begin to get at the generosity of his art. A former theater actor fascinated by the power of improvisation, Cassavetes brought his search for truth in performance to the screen. The five films in this collection - all of which the director maintained total control over by financing them himself and making them outside the studio system - are electrifying and compassionate creations, populated by all manner of humanity: beatniks, hippies, businessmen, actors, housewives, strippers, club owners, gangsters, children. Cassavetes has often been called an actor's director, but this body of work - even greater than the sum of its extraordinary parts - shows him to be an audience's director.
- A Woman under The Influence
- The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie - 1976 Version
- The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie - 1978 Version
- Opening Night