At a glance:
- Author: Marshall Fine
- First Published: 2005
- Type of Work: Biography, film, fine arts, and media
- Time of Work: The early 1950’s through 1989
- Setting: New York and Los Angeles
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Acting or actors, Twentieth century, Art or artists, Films, movies, or motion pictures, Hollywood, Entertaining or entertainers
- Locales: North America
The career of actor/director John Cassavetes began in the last days of the Hollywood studio systemwhen television was just beginningand continued right up to the end of the 1980’s, when American “indie” films and film festivalsmost inspired at least in part by Cassavetes’ workcaptured the wide public imagination. Marshall Fine’s absorbing biography Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the American Independent Film traces this career chronologically, focusing on the aspects of Cassavetes’ personality that fed his eccentric yet astoundingly...
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