Faces – TV-Tip of the Week

Faces - TV-Tip of the Week

Faces – TV-Tip of the Week

  The American filmmaker John Cassavetes (1929-1989) has carved out his own best way to stage a story, as an exceptional talent in a very special place in film history. Since his debut feature Shadows / Shadows from 1959, the director, screenwriter and actor has (The Dirty Dozen / The Dirty Dozen, 1967, Rosemary’s Baby / Rosemary’s Baby, 1968, Opening Night, 1977), with its independent, experimental style his profoundly humanistic perspective and his unconventional artistic director, strongly influenced some of his colleagues. Faces / Faces is a black and white film from 1968, which was three times nominated for an Oscar and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, was honored when John Marley as the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor.

The business associates Richard Forst ( John Marley) and Draper Freddie (Fred Draper), two married men in Amüsierlaune want to adopt a trunkfreudigen evening in the intimate company of young, venal Jeannie Rapp (Gena Rowlands). But Freddie’s blatant arrogance of the young noble whore to frustrate this plan, and Richard then goes to go home to seduce now his wife Maria (Lynn Carlin) to. But this is obviously not in the mood to go with her husband to rub shoulders, but still wants to proceed, whereupon Richard disappointed by talk of divorce and demonstratively on the phone again arranged with Jeannie. Mary takes off, to go dancing with a group of women, and takes home the night the woman wrecked hero Chet (Seymour Cassel) with. According to relevant sexual hostilities but crawling vigorously to the crisis, and she wants to with pills life …

take it the profound play of the actors, the extensive, relentless dialogue and unpretentious melancholy are hard on border to deliberately installed indifference or even boredom, which gives this film its smoldering, sometimes excruciating intensity. Does faces with his detachment using a handheld camera and the lighting at times almost unfathomable layman, it is these seemingly deficient practices to allow the History of a chilling authenticity. The film has achieved despite its enormous unobliging as an independent production back in the United States a remarkably large audience. Although the explosive nature of its subject to sexual masquerade, and power with the look of today seems little more spectacular, this early work of John Cassavetes is still absolutely worth seeing play about the ultimate failure of a long-standing relationship, the substance already in the warm breeze heedlessness is gone.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: faces – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Faces Country of production: USA Year of production: 1968 Length: 125 (Min)

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