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Shadows
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - John Cassavetes


A tough-minded black jazz trumpeter slogs through a series of performances in ratty bars and strip clubs, while his lighter-skinned younger siblings enjoy--at least temporarily--the various privileges of "passing" in Manhattan's white power elite. This entirely improvised film marks independent pioneer John Cassavetes's (who had been primarily an actor) first directorial project, and contains many of the trademark devices that made his later films as challenging and influential as his debut.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 81 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1959

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Audio:

Dolby Digital 1.0 - English

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Director

John Cassavetes

Producer

Maurice McEndree

Star(s)

Tom Allen

Star(s)

Ben Carruthers

Star(s)

Dennis Sallas

Star(s)

Jack Ackerman

Star(s)

Hugh Herd

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Press

"...Startling....A raw, fresh slice of life..."

- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"...[The film] influenced a wave of filmmakers....Goldoni is spectacular here..."

- Mike Clark, USA Today

 

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