I Knew It Was You Rediscovering John Cazale 2009
Just take a look at the cast list for this documentary: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Olympia Dukakis, Carol Kane, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, and Sam Rockwell, plus directors Francis Ford Coppola and Sidney Lumet. What got them all to turn out for this documentary? They all wanted to talk about John Cazale, who died in 1978 at the age of 42, and may have been one of the cinema's greatest actors.

Cazale only made five films, but despite the fact that those five films are The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and The Deer Hunter (1978), he's still not very well known today. He's mostly an actor's actor, appreciated by those who study him and worked alongside him. Pacino in particular says he learned more from Cazale than from anyone else. This documentary from the unsung American director Richard Shepard (Oxygen, The Matador, The Hunting Party) tries to bring a little attention back to this national treasure.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 00:39:55 | 5.40 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Documentary, Short, Biography

• Audio Commentary from Director Richard Shepard
• "The American Way", a 1962 short, directed by Marvin Starkman and featuring a young Cazale.
• "The Box" (1969), another short, directed by Starkman and features Cazale as the director of photography
• Extended Interviews with Al Pacino
• Extended Interviews with Israel Horovitz

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