Love Streams

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Overview

In this emotional roller coaster ride, Robert Harmon John Cassavetes is a street-wise, sometimes obnoxious writer currently working on a book about the seamier side of buying/selling love, and Sarah Lawson Gena Rowlands is an emotive wife and mother struggling through a divorce and custody battle. When Sarah lands on Robert's doorstep with her suitcases, it seems at first that she has returned to her husband. Robert has several women staying at his place research sources!, but when his real ex-wife arrives with ...
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Overview

In this emotional roller coaster ride, Robert Harmon John Cassavetes is a street-wise, sometimes obnoxious writer currently working on a book about the seamier side of buying/selling love, and Sarah Lawson Gena Rowlands is an emotive wife and mother struggling through a divorce and custody battle. When Sarah lands on Robert's doorstep with her suitcases, it seems at first that she has returned to her husband. Robert has several women staying at his place research sources!, but when his real ex-wife arrives with their young son, he sends the women packing. Sarah, it turns out, is Robert's sister. As the two work out their own live's hurdles -- Robert, the unaccustomed father with his 8-year-old son, and Sarah, trying to cope with her custody battle and its results -- their way of handling adversity and personal burdens becomes the real subtext of the film. This film won the Golden Bear Award at the 1984 Berlin Film Festival.
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Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; New audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura; New video essay on actor Gena Rowlands by film critic Sheila O'Malley; New interviews with executive producer and director of photography Al Ruban and actor Diahnne Abbott; Interview from 2008 with actor Seymour Cassel; "I'm Almost Not Crazy..." - John Cassavetes: The Man and His Work (1984), a sixty-minute documentary by Ventura on the making of Love Streams; Trailer; PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Dennis Lim and a 1984 New York Times piece on the film by Cassavetes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2014
  • UPC: 715515124317
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Time: 2:21:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 7,475

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gena Rowlands Sarah Lawson
John Cassavetes Robert Harmon
Diahnne Abbott Susan
Seymour Cassel Jack Lawson
Margaret Abbott Margarita
Jakob Shaw Albie Swanson
John Roselius Ken
Michelle Conaway Agnes Swanson
Eddy Donno Stepfather Swanson
Doe Avedon Mrs. Kiner
Tom Badal Sam the Lawyer
C. Frank Beetson Jr. Cashier
Gregg Berger Taxi Driver
Risa Martha Blewitt Debbie Lawson
Tony Brubaker Frank
Logan Carter Female Impersonator
Alexandra Cassavetes Backup Singer
Dominique Davalos Backup Singer
Raphael de Niro Billy
Robert Fieldsteel Dr. Williams
John Finnegan Taxi Driver
Lenny Geer Lenny
Leslie Hope Joanie
Jamie Horton Porter
Kelly Lawrence Female Inpersonator
Christopher Morley Female Impersonator
David Rowlands Psychiatrist
Michael Stein Porter
William Thompson Porter
Susan Wolf Jade Meadows Swift
Phedon Papamichael Taxi Driver
Jim W. Jones Taxi Driver
Joan Dykman Phyllis
Neil Bell The Dog Man
Joan Foley Judge Dunbar
Al Ruban Milton Kravitz
Francois Duhamel Porter
Technical Credits
John Cassavetes Director, Screenwriter
Ted Allan Original Story, Screenwriter
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Bo Harwood Score Composer
Phedon Papamichael Production Designer
Al Ruban Cinematographer, Executive Producer
George C. Villasenor Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Love Streams
1. Robert's Research
2. "Kinky Reggae"
3. Sarah's Custody Hearing
4. Back at the Nightclub
5. A Woman's Secret
6. Change of Heart
7. "Love is a Stream"
8. Surprise Visitors
9. Quality Time
10. Vegas Overnight
11. "I Love You, Dad"
12. "Where Are You?"
13. Sarah Calls Jack
14. "I'm Looking for the Sex"
15. Dancing with Margarita
16. Talk of Love and Art
17. "Love is Dead"
18. Animal Farm
19. A Baby for Robert
20. Sarah Collapsed
21. Making Them Laugh
22. "You Promised Me"
23. A New Understanding
24. Good-Byes
1. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- Love Streams
1. Filming the Operetta [5:43]
2. Not Crazy [6:00]
3. Make Me Laugh [11:31]
4. Liking Robert Harmon [4:01]
5. Shadows and Faces [6:01]
6. "I Don't Want to be a Victim" [8:33]
7. "A Substitute for Living" [6:28]
8. Cast and Crew [7:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Love Streams
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Commentary
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Chapters
         Cassavete's Reputation
         Family Affair
         Gena Rowlands
         Concentrated Force
         "Anything for John"
         "The Actor is First"
         Things Off-Balance
         House as Metaphor
         Albie's Presence
         John's Green Mile
         Jakob's Blood Pack
         "We're Making a Dream"
         "Dumbohead"
         Ted Allan's Play
         A Cinema of Alcohol
         The Breakfast Nook
         "Where Were You?"
         Plot Points
         "Farm Isn't Funny"
         "We Have No Picture"
         Tactics and Strategy
         Bernstein and Harwood
         "This is It, Kiddo"
         "I Love This Fucking Movie"
         Color Bars
Disc #2 -- Love Streams
   Interviews
      Al Ruban
         Play
      Diahnne Abbott
         Play
      Seymour Cassel
         Play
   Watching Gena Rowlands
      Play
   "I'm Almost Not Crazy..."
      Play
      Index
   Trailer
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