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The Guardian: Looking Back at John Cassavetes

The Guardian: Looking Back at John Cassavetes

Was John Cassavetes a genius in spite of his alcoholism, or because of it? Actor/director John Cassavetes–director maudit, the “father of American independent cinema,” and patron saint of Martin Scorsese–is a case in point. Cassavetes died prematurely, aged 59. John Sutherland reports.

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