Lo de "Sombras" es un logro transgresor. En esta historia no hay giros o conflictos determinantes para el filme o sus personajes, y cuando parece asomarse algo de esto, la película ha terminado. Casavetes lo dice, todo es ejercicio de improvisación. El cine se está perfilando a otra perspectiva purista, como la reacción de la nouvelle vague, solo que este se libra de lo emocional.
I like what I've seen of Cassavetes. His films seem grounded in time and space despite the at-times weird editing. The performances are not particularly great but there's something effortlessly cool and jazzy about these fights and improvised nightclub conversations.
Magique, j'ai découvert les films de Cassavetes en commençant par celui là.
Excellent still. This is my favorite shot from the film, which, overall, had some good camera work, especially the outdoor scenes. However, I was terribly annoyed by the actors and their voices.
A film that pulses with life. I deeply enjoyed this film but found the ending meandering. Otherwise, excellent essential cinema.
i don't get this film. i don't know what its mean. too much actor in this film,which is made me confuse. Im sorry i didnt like Shadows
When hipsters are cool and jazz still pure.
I want to live in this film.
Oh...It's a good film! Seen it last night by chance on tv. It had something that made me keep watching... thinking it is a 50's film and improvisational dialogues, something in the atmosphere, acting and the movie itself...it's remarkable. But yes it also could all sound overrating...
Just blown away by that flick.
The most amazing film I've watched in a LONG while. Great, natural acting. Left me kind of stunned, ugh, definitely my favorite Cassavetes so far.
Jazzy-human-stylish American Independent movie classic by John Cassavetes.
Raw, lovingly grainy and unpolished, this touchstone of the independent film movement is New Wave American style. And the same problems I have with Godard I have with this film. At least it has some substance, though.
How the hell did Cassavetes make a film about me?
A bit overrated, I thought. Innovative for its time I imagine, but not impactful today. Using amateur actors was bold but hindered the film - at times the acting was just plain bad. Between this and "The Killing of a Chines Bookie," I'm not sold on Cassavetes yet, but I look forward to seeing more of his (hopefully better) films.
Dangerous and spontaneous, "Shadows" presents issues of racism and sexism through the purity of improvisation. Six Stars.