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    In 2004, actors Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands sat down in Rowlands’s home to discuss their landmark collaboration on John Cassavetes’s A Woman Under the Influence, in a conversation for Criterion. In the seventeen-minute dialogue, Falk (who died in 2011) and Rowlands touch on the nature of their working relationships with the legendary director and the intensely challenging roles they took on for this film. In the following short excerpt, Rowlands recalls first reading the script, and Falk describes the first day of shooting.

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  • By Joshua Rothkopf
    October 24, 2013
    01:15 PM

    We have these lobby cards in our living room! Classic shot.
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  • By Eleanor J.
    October 29, 2013
    10:23 PM

    An amazing film and cast. It has shaped how I have viewed films ever since. There has been none like John C.
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  • By Friday
    June 23, 2014
    07:24 PM

    This was one of the most powerful performances I've ever seen from this era of cinema. It really kinda hits home and I don't even have a mother who is like this but I've seen others parents act in a way that is almost as if to say,''you should not be watching this right now!"
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