• Too Late Blues

    1961. USA. John Cassavetes. 103 min.

Friday, July 4, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Too Late Blues

    1961. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes. Screenplay by Cassavetes, Richard Carr. Music by David Raksin. With Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens. Hoping to capitalize on the success and style of Shadows, Paramount hired Cassavetes to make this brilliantly scored, low-budget drama about a hotheaded, idealistic jazz pianist-composer who alienates his band and his lover. Many of Cassavetes's themes and devices are in evidence: male bonding, self-destructiveness, the fear of selling out, and the "authenticity" of jazz and improvisational acting. The score by Hollywood composer David Raksin (Laura) features such first-rate musicians as Shelley Manne, Red Mitchell, and Benny Carter. 103 min.

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