A Small Perfection: John Cazale and the Art of Acting
In remembrance of John Cazale, on the 40th anniversary of his death, a new edition of A Small Perfection, with a greatly expanded timeline of the career of John Cazale.
He is actings best kept secret.
John Cazale has the best filmography in motion picture history. From 1972 through 1978, he appeared in five masterpieces. But, his performances in them were masterpieces as well. He created stunning portraits of some of the most compelling characters in movie history, including Fredo in "The Godfather Parts I and II" and Sal in "Dog Day Afternoon." A favorite co-star of Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, and many others, John has influenced generations of actors.
Jonjo Powers reflects on John Cazale and the lessons he teaches all actors through his astonishing work. Each of his five performances are examined and the lessons extracted. Questions are asked about each character that reflect Johns exceptional depth of genius.
A guide for actors and movie lovers alike, that recalls one of actings greatest practitioners.
Writer and director Israel Horovitz, a frequent collaborator and close friend of John Cazale, offers the foreword to this reflection on his friends greatest works.
Author: Jonjo Powers
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-08-12