Making a Scene Film Series: Gloria (1980)
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Gloria (1980), PG, 2h 3min. When a young boy’s family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria (Gena Rowlands) becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.
Director: John Cassavetes
Well, it’s a cute idea for a movie, and maybe that’s why they’ve had this particular idea so often. You start with tough-talking, streetwise gangster types, you hook them up with a little kid, you put them in fear of their lives, and then you milk the situation for poignancy, pathos, excitement, comedy and anything else that turns up. It’s the basic situation ofView more
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