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A Woman Under the Influence

John Cassavetes

 
A Woman Under the Influence (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1974
  • 147 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #253

This uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk give unforgettably harrowing performances as a married couple deeply in love but unable to express their ardor in terms the other can understand. This landmark American film is perhaps the most beloved work from the extraordinary John Cassavetes.

Cast

Nick LonghettiPeter Falk
Mabel LonghettiGena Rowlands
George MortensenFred Draper
Martha MortensenLady Rowlands
Mama LonghettiKatherine Cassavetes
Angelo LonghettiMatthew Labyorteaux
Tony LonghettiMatthew Cassel
Maria LonghettiChristina Grisanti
Garson CrossO. G. Dunn
Harold JensenMario Gallo
Dr. ZeppEddie Shaw
Vito GrimaldiAngelo Grisanti
EddieCharles Horvath
BowmanJames Joyce

Credits

DirectorJohn Cassavetes
WriterJohn Cassavetes
ProducerSam Shaw
MusicBo Harwood
In charge of lightingMitchell Breit
Additional photographyCaleb Deschanel
Camera operatorsMichael Ferris and David Nowell
Supervising editorTom Cornwell
EditorsDavid Armstrong, Beth Bergeron and Sheila Viseltear
In charge of postproductionRobert Heffernan
Art directorPhedon Papamichael

Disc Features

  • New, high-definition digital restoration, with newly restored uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by sound recordist and composer Bo Harwood and camera operator Mike Ferris
  • New video conversation between actors Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk
  • Audio interview with director John Cassavetes from 1975
  • Stills gallery
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones and an interview with Cassavetes from 1975 (DVD release)

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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A Woman Under the Influence: The War at Home

By Kent Jones October 23, 2013

John Cassavetes’s intensely emotional, minutely detailed portrait of lives on the edge defies all categorizations. Read more »

Interviews

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A Conversation with Bo Harwood

By Sam Wasson August 20, 2014

One of John Cassavetes’s loyal troupe of collaborators reminisces about working with the fearless filmmaker. Read more »


Photo Galleries

Cassavetes’s Company

By Tom Charity October 30, 2013


Interviews


Film Essays

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A Woman Under the Influence: The War at Home

By Kent Jones October 23, 2013

John Cassavetes’s intensely emotional, minutely detailed portrait of lives on the edge defies all categorizations. Read more »


Photo Galleries

Cassavetes at Work

March 04, 2013


News

The Leopard and The Tin Drum in MoMA Preservation Fest

September 22, 2010

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced the lineup of its eighth annual To Save and Project, an international festival of film preservation. This year’s program features more than . . . Read more »


Clippings

Blogdanovich

September 02, 2010

A message for those who can’t get enough of the writing of tireless, timeless movie maven Peter Bogdanovich: click on over to his just-debuted indieWIRE blog, which bears the apt, no-brainer . . . Read more »


News

A Brand-New Woman at MoMA

October 27, 2009

For Halloween week, the Museum of Modern Art is showcasing a different kind of horror film. John Cassavetes’s domestic meltdown epic A Woman Under the Influence (which Kent Jones calls “ . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Portraits of Cassavetes

November 18, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to return to the tripod, he’s baa-ack. “Cassavetes earned a belated place in film history,” writes Darrell Hartman in his Artforum piece marking the Criterion . . . Read more »