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Lookout presents: I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

 
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Lookout films presents I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

John Cazale is one of the most overlooked actors in film history. Cazale, who played rhythm to co-stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino groundbreaking lead acting riffs not only held his own, but was able to do what few supporting actors can, be dynamic without being overpowering. He was only in five films before his life ended prematurely at 42 due to bone cancer, but what films: “The Godfather”, “The Godfather II”, “Dog Day Afternoon”, “The Conversation” and “The Deer Hunter.”

Like Edward G. Robinson before him, Cazale is among the great role actors, but unlike Robinson, Cazale played frail, emotionally overwhelmed characters, most famously his turn in “The Godfather” series as the womanizing alcoholic older brother Fredo Corleone. Well, Bitter Balcony is glad that tonight at 8p.m ET, HBO will air “I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale” by Richard Shepard. Shepard, who directed 2005’s “The Matador”, piles up archive footage to go along with interviews featuring Cazale’s peers Pacino, De Niro, and Meryl Streep(who was Cazale’s real life fiancé) while also getting praise by contemporary character actors Sam Rockwell and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A project five years in the making, fans of not only Cazale but of that rich period of the 1970’s should get a treat from this documentary.

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Lookout films presents I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

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Directed by: Richard Shepard
Written by: Richard Shepard





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