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Faces

Title: 
Faces
Year: 
1968
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
Cassavetes, John
Language: 
English
Country: 
United States
Actors: 
Lynn Carlin,John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery
Actors: 
Cinematography: Al Ruban, Maurice McEndree, Haskell Wexler,

"Faces is a Loser Club movie, the theme being about people straying into brief sexual relations, or wanting to stray and nor being able. The strength of the movie is the depths to which it dives into a particular situation: Four middle-aged women, uncomfortable with themselves, awkwardly trying to be swingers, entertaining a blonde hustler who does some sexy dancing around the living room. The movie-no rush and plenty of time-sits and stares at each.. it stres at a pair of blazing eyeballs at a womanwho is scared, out of practice. Its very good on a woman nearing sixty, greedy and nearly out of her mind at the possibility of making it with a young cat: she palpitates with suicidal abandon and blatant lust..The top moment is a profile shot catching this actress [Carlin] at the end of a marathon, teasing evening of too many cigarettes, lousy drinks and faded chances. The movie ricochets from a drunken semi-comic dance to the coldest close-up of Carlin's frazzled side of the face, an innocent mouth that exudes a long night's journey into deafeninb defeat." Manny Farber. From Farber on Film