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John Cassavetes

JOHN CASSAVETES d1989. Greek-American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies which he partially self-financed. He also acted in many Hollywood films most notably ; Rosemary's Baby (1968) and  The Dirty Dozen (1967). His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently. He was nominated for three separate Academy Awards ; Best Supporting Actor for The Dirty Dozen (1967) / Best Original Screenplay for Faces (1968) and Best Director for A Woman Under the Influence (1974). He died in Los Angeles aged 59 on February 3rd 1989 from cirrhosis of the liver caused by many years of alcoholism


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An interesting original typed four page letter (dated December 20th 1967) with important detailed content on his films (Shadows / Two Late Blues / A Child in Waiting and Faces), clearly signed in ink at the conclusion by John Cassavetes


One of a collection of around fifteen original mid-1960s letters returned to the correspondent (S. Bennett) from prominent film directors / animators / photographers and camera-men of the period. Mr Bennett during & whilst researching for a book wrote to them asking five questions in regards to their careers. 1) Assistance to career 2) Film directors they most admire 3) Most outstanding film 4) What film they would most like to make 5) Advice for an amateur film-maker. Many of these letters contain very lengthy interesting and detailed replies. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA


28x20cm Sized Pages


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