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When John Cassavetes staged 'Love Streams' in Los Angeles
When John Cassavetes staged 'Love Streams' in Los Angeles

Before John Cassavetes shot his 1984 movie "Love Streams," he took the rather strange route of staging the original play on which the movie was based. The Los Angeles stage production, starring Jon Voight and Gena Rowlands, ran in repertory with two others Cassavetes-directed plays in 1981 at a small theater space on North Citrus Avenue. "Love Streams," which the Criterion Collection released this month on DVD and Blu-ray, is widely regarded as Cassavetes' final "personal" film. The movie is adapted from Ted Allan's stage drama, which underwent a number of changes before reaching the big screen. The story follows a middle-aged lothario's...

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