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Я знаю, что это был ты: Возвращение Джона Казале (2009)

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (original title)
A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone / Stan / Sal / Stan (archive footage)
Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Sam Rockwell ... Himself
Al Pacino ... Himself
Meryl Streep ... Herself
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself
Richard Shepard ... Himself
Fred Roos ... Himself
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself
Brett Ratner ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself
Olympia Dukakis ... Herself
Robyn Goodman Robyn Goodman ... Herself
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz ... Himself
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John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation. Written by Reiss, Stacey

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Я знаю, что это был ты: Возвращение Джона Казале See more »

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New Mexico, USA

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1.78 : 1
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John Cazale's brother Steve Cazale convinced Meryl Streep to be interviewed for this documentary. See more »

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17 October 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

John Cazale only made five films - but all classics. The Godfather, The Godfather II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter. A superb actor, he died early and has largely been forgotten.

However this touching and incisive tribute goes some way to addressing that. Showing footage from his films interspersed with talking heads of film critics, colleagues (Coppola, Pacino), former fiancée (Meryl Streep, who is gracious in her praise), this profile is excellent, highlighting his theatre career and his influence on those who worked with him or saw his performances.

There is little doubt that Cazale had the makings of greatness, despite being unconventionally good-looking. He's always been an actor I've noticed, particularly as Fredo in The Godfather and Sal in Dog Day Afternoon. This film hints at what could have been had he lived.

A short but sweet documentary, 'I Knew It Was You' is well worth a look if you are a fan of classic cinema, whether you're aware of Cazale's work or not.


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