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  1. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Shadows

    3-4. A very loose string of observational improv about the divides created by race, the lifestyle that tended to accompany jazz, the beat generation etc. I'm mixed on the effectiveness of the improv part; the actors do feel like real people, but other parts of the film still feel affected, albeit to the advantage of the core material. Grit and viscera grease the plot into cohesiveness, so it works, overall.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Shadows

    Premier film réalisé par John Cassavetes, totalement improvisé pour son scénario. "Shadows" est une admirable réussite aboutie qui contient déjà les thèmes essentiels de son auteur. Une oeuvre importante à redécouvrir de toute urgence... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Shadows

  4. Carl Penguin's rating of the film Shadows

  5. Trailblazer, LLC.'s rating of the film Shadows

    Much respect to Cassavetes, but not my cup of tea. Cinematography & music props (1 star for each).

  6. Carlos Tejeda's rating of the film Shadows

    Artículo ("Cuadernos de jazz"): http://www.carlostejeda.com/2007_11_09_archive.html

  7. Nachtreich's rating of the film Shadows

  8. Andreea Serpe's rating of the film Shadows

  9. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Shadows

    Ahead of its time. This movie is pure liberty in acting, structure and theme -- for its time.

  10. Johnny Seeker's rating of the film Shadows

    This film is invigorating! Rough around the edges, but, the jazzy score, the cityscapes of late 1950s NYC, and the spontaneous acting are unforgettable. Jazz music by Charles Mingus.

  11. MistaRichard's rating of the film Shadows

    This was my first Cassavetes, so why not start with his first? Truly fascinating to see how early Cassavetes showed such legendary potential. He basically created cinematic freedom out of pure necessity, birthing a new era for american (and international) cinema. And as if not enough, "Shadows" is also a noteworthy example and a lesson in film for the no-budget filmmaker. I look forward to see his latter work.

  12. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Shadows

    "THE FILM YOU HAVE JUST SEEN WAS AN IMPROVISATION". Rewatched and re-loved. Cassavetes, a genius.

  13. Diogo Pires's rating of the film Shadows

  14. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Shadows

  15. Maudealan's rating of the film Shadows

    Probably the like best Cassavetes movie objectively

  16. James Mackin's rating of the film Shadows

    A film that feels like jazz. Not my favourite Cassavetes, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

  17. Cependant's rating of the film Shadows

  18. film_lies101's rating of the film Shadows

    Just a revolutionary as Breathless but rougher around the edges

  19. senitree's rating of the film Shadows

    I saw this movie for a cinema class work to compare to cinema vérité. My conclusion was: "When a camera is present, the truth is just playing with us".

  20. Dalibor's rating of the film Shadows

    Stylistically anticipating French New Wave, I place it somewhere on-pair with Chabrol's "Les Cousins", expressing a more grim New York setting apart from it's intellectual french counterpart. Less convincing as a figurative piece, but as significant nonetheless, given that much of it's expression can be seen in works of Scorsese ("Taxi Driver" as an obvious one) or Woody Allen.

  21. Andrew Sax's rating of the film Shadows

    Wonderful Soundtrack, in a great movie, Cassavetes forward 50 years.

  22. María F. Guerrero's rating of the film Shadows

    can see why people love it but i just can't

  23. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Shadows

    I can see its importance and the affect it must have had back in its time, but independent cinema would be much better made later, often by Cassavetes himself. This isn't to say it feels aged, it actually very much seems ahead of it's time, and remarkably fresh. An important film in it's vision, but a scratchy and unfinished piece of work, feeling like its lacking some part of it, not quite whole.

  24. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Shadows

    The only Cassavetes I've seen in a theater, and somehow the collective texture of the experience matters.

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