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Shadows (1959), John Cassavetes' first film as director, ends with the title card - 'The film you have just seen was an improvisation.' Just before his death, however, Cassavetes confessed to Ray Carney something he had never before revealed - that much of his so-called 'masterpiece of improvisation' was actually written by him and Robert Alan Aurther, a professional Hollywood screenwriter.


 

Shadows (1959), John Cassavetes' first film as director, ends with the title card - 'The film you have just seen was an improvisation.' Just before his death, however, Cassavetes confessed to Ray Carney something he had never before revealed - that much of his so-called 'masterpiece of improvisation' was actually written by him and Robert Alan Aurther, a professional Hollywood screenwriter.


 

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Shadows (1959), John Cassavetes' first film as director, ends with the title card - 'The film you have just seen was an improvisation.' Just before his death, however, Cassavetes confessed to Ray Carney something he had never before revealed - that much of his so-called 'masterpiece of improvisation' was actually written by him and Robert Alan Aurther, a professional Hollywood screenwriter.

In the ten years that followed Carney tracked all of the surviving members of the cast and crew in order to piece together the true story of the making of Shadows. This book is a result of that research. Carney takes the reader behind the scenes to follow every step in the creation of the film - chronicling the hopes and dreams, the struggles and frustrations, and the ultimate triumph of their collaboration on one of the seminal masterworks of American independent filmmaking.

Ray Carney, generally recognised as the leading authority on the life and work of John Cassavetes, is Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston University.

Shadows (1959), John Cassavetes' first film as director, ends with the title card - 'The film you have just seen was an improvisation.' Just before his death, however, Cassavetes confessed to Ray Carney something he had never before revealed - that much of his so-called 'masterpiece of improvisation' was actually written by him and Robert Alan Aurther, a professional Hollywood screenwriter.

In the ten years that followed Carney tracked all of the surviving members of the cast and crew in order to piece together the true story of the making of Shadows. This book is a result of that research. Carney takes the reader behind the scenes to follow every step in the creation of the film - chronicling the hopes and dreams, the struggles and frustrations, and the ultimate triumph of their collaboration on one of the seminal masterworks of American independent filmmaking.

Ray Carney, generally recognised as the leading authority on the life and work of John Cassavetes, is Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston University.

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SKU 9780851708355
Author(s) Ray Carney
Subtitle BFI Film Classic
Publisher(s) BFI Palgrave
Format Paperback
Original publication date 2001
Number of pages 87

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