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I've been a fan of Cassavetes movies for many years and it was wonderful to be able to get the back story. Read morePublished 20 months ago by song
Frankly haven't read the book all the way through yet, and Cassavetes is genuinely important---but to suggest in the sub-title that Cassavetes "invented" independent film is a bit... Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by Ray Grasse
Lacking anything other to read about John Cassavetes outside of "Cassavetes on Cassavetes" (excellent book, by the way) I was happy to read this one. Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by M. Swanton
The rise of independent film in Hollywood is an event which boils down to the efforts of one man: John Cassavetes. Read morePublished on February 8, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
Not sure why I picked this book up. Knowing next to nothing about Cassavetes before attempting this book, I decided halfway through it, that I don't care who Cassevetes is. Read morePublished on December 16, 2006 by A. Klicka
Beware any book featuring an outright lie on its cover!
John Cassavetes did NOT invent the American Independent Film -- nor did he ever claim to. Read more
This is one of the best film-related biographies that I have ever read. Fine is a voracious researcher and a gifted storyteller--just the combination you want in a biographer. Read morePublished on February 22, 2006 by telly savales lives
This is a great book. I am no big movie buff but stumbled on to Marshall Fine's look at Sam Peckinpah's life, "Bloody Sam"" a few years ago and loved it. Read morePublished on February 11, 2006 by R. Stackman
The genius of this book is no accident: like a seamless tracking shot through the man, the work, and the legacy, it reveals a deft portrait of Cassavetes' contribution to cinema... Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by J Bryanoff