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Shadows (1959)

US 87m, B&W
Director: John Cassavetes; Cast: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

ShadowsSet on the streets of New York City, shot with a handheld camera, Shadows is an offbeat drama years ahead of its time in American cinema. The film is a loosely strung series of improvised situations that explore the complexity of everyday events and the relations within a group of disillusioned Beat Generation artists. With no real plot, Cassavetes and his camera simply follow the players, providing a near voyeuristic experience for audiences in this critically influential jazz-inspired production (Klaus Ming June 2014).

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This entry was posted on 06/21/2014 by in 1001 List, 1950s, All and tagged .
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