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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)




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John Cazale's resume as a film actor isn't long, but it's distinguished. Cazale appeared in five feature films, and each one received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, while three of them -- The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and The Deer Hunter -- won the category. Al Pacino, who made three films with Cazale, considered him one his finest acting partners, and many film buffs cite Cazale as one of the best actors of his generation. But Cazale was thirty-seven years old before making his film debut after distinguishing himself in the New York theater community, and shortly after completing work on The Deer Hunter, cancer claimed his life in the spring of 1978. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale is a short documentary celebrating the life and art of Cazale, featuring clips from his memorable performances and interviews with friends, colleagues and fans, including Meryl Streep (who was also Cazale's wife), Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Francis Ford Coppola, Sidney Lumet, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others. I Knew It Was You was an official selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Documentary , Drama , Television
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Oscilloscope Laboratories

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Critic Reviews for I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

All Critics (5)

Richard Shepard's loving, 39-minute tribute to the influential performer who was taken from us all too soon.

Full Review… | February 7, 2016

The film is as bright and largely superficial as the DVD's Oscilloscope packaging.

Full Review… | February 25, 2011
New York Press

Richard Shepard profiles this actor's actor, a New York stage veteran who worked with and earned the respect of some of the greatest actors of his generation...

Full Review… | November 18, 2010

This is an extraordinary work; it runs just under 40 minutes, but the devotion, adoration, love and joy expressed here is clear and true.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

A sketchy but touching celebration of Cazale's life and career.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
EDGE Boston

Audience Reviews for I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

Just an enjoyable watch about an unsung actor who happened to costar in some of the most iconic movies in the history of film.Goodbye and goodnight Fredo and thanks for the memories.

bill secor
bill secor

It's always great see something about this unforgettable unknown soldier of the cinema.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

PEOPLE! it's on youtube: http://youtu.be/nWUiJYQfIXg yeah it's a total puff piece but if anyone deserved it, he did

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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