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John Cassavetes

Director, Actor

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (1955-1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, various
Feat. Vera Miles, Ralph Meeker, John Forsythe
Pre–dating THE TWILIGHT ZONE by some years, the Master of Suspense created this iconic television series featuring self–contained tales…
ShadowsShadows (1959)
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. Lelia Goldoni
Cassavetes' influential debut explores inter–racial relationships with improvised dialogue, gitanes, ray–bans and Charlie Mingus…
John Cassavetes Collection BoxsetJohn Cassavetes Collection Boxset (Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night) (1959-1977)
Dir. John Cassavetes
Five–film anthology of John Cassavetes' groundbreaking independent cinema. Includes Charles Kiselyak's lengthy documentary on Cassavetes, A…
Child is Waiting, AChild is Waiting, A (1963)
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands
At a school for disabled children music therapist Judy Garland butts heads with the conservative superintendent Burt Lancaster. Film is of note as…
Killers, TheKillers, The (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Don Siegel
Feat. Lee Marvin, Clu Gulager, Angie Dickinson
Transposed into the garish 60s, Ernest Hemingway's famous story is transformed into a harder, more callous exercise in casual violence and sexual…
Dirty Dozen, TheDirty Dozen, The (1967) Recommended
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
A group of hardened criminals redeem themselves when recruited for a suicide mission during World War 2. An exciting adventure classic.
FacesFaces (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin
A marriage in crisis lurches into a downward spiral of drunkeness and desperate affairs. The dishevelled honesty and stark camerawork may not suit…
Minnie and MoskowitzMinnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. Seymour Cassel, Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes' most accessible film is an unlikely romance between a museum curator and a parking attendant set over four days and nights.…
Woman Under the Influence, AWoman Under the Influence, A (1974) Recommended
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands
Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands pull out the stops as a dysfunctional working– class couple. Though the drama (and running time) are left…
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, TheKilling of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976) Recommended
Dir. John Cassavetes
Feat. Ben Gazzara
Cassavetes' most personal film concerns a strip–club owner (Ben Gazzara) who becomes indebted to the mob. An acquired taste for this one as…

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