Opening Night

Opening Night

DVD - 2004
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Rated PG-13.
A Broadway actress who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own.
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004], c1977
ISBN: 9780780029217
0780029216
9780780029231
0780029232
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Maoisdead
Oct 10, 2017

"Opening night" (1977), written and directed by John Cassavetes, is a strange and emotional film that will make an impact on you. This story shows a human being during a period of deep emotional turmoil, and professional confusion.

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TheeAvebury
Apr 06, 2017

If you liked " Birdman " watch this film, which may have inspired it- and in my opinion is the superior film.
Juggling onstage and offstage action, John Cassavetes makes this a fascinating look at some of the internal mechanisms and conflicts that create theatrical fiction.
Brilliant, beautiful and harrowing. A must see for anyone who loves Cassavetes and Rowlands.

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Nursebob
Sep 08, 2016

Echoes of Bergman can be felt in writer/director John Cassavetes’ powerful booze ’n cigarettes drama about loneliness, grief, and aging gracelessly. Certainly his love of both stage and cinema is clearly on display with a clever play-within-a-film approach while his use of unflattering lighting and looming close-ups strips the movie of any false sentimentality—little wonder that garish mirrors figure prominently. Gutsy and filmed with the immediacy of an improvised documentary, this certainly ranks as one of Rowlands’ and real-life hubby Cassavetes’ best collaborations.

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midnight_fleur28
Aug 26, 2014

Superb film! So very real and life-like....beautifully directed by John Cassavetes and perfect acting by Gena Rowlands. Love the style of this film ( camerawork, angles, shots, scene times )

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