Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Director:  Richard Shepard

Composer: Adam Gorgoni

Starring:  John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Shepard, Fred Roos, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Dreyfuss, Brett Ratner, Sidney Lumet, Olympia Dukakis, Robyn Goodman, Israel Horovitz, Mark Haris, Gene Hackman, Carol Kane, Marvin Starkman, Steve Cazale, Robert De Niro, John Savage

More info: IMDb

Plot:  A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

My rating:  7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Nah, twice is fine.

It's amazing that this guy was only in five movies and all of them were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  This is a great and short (39 minutes) documentary on the man and his work with tons of interviews from some great actors and showbiz types who either knew, worked or admired him.  It's really neat hearing all of the anecdotes from people you admire.  The Oscilloscope DVD has a few extras including a commentary track with the director, an extended interview with Al Pacino (20 minutes) and Israel Horovitz (23 minutes), a 10 minute short film Cazale was in called THE AMERICAN WAY (1962), and another short 10 minute film called THE BOX (1969) where he was the cameraman and then there are trailers for 7 films released by Oscilloscope.

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