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Shadows

Réalisé par John Cassavetes
États-Unis, 1958
Drame, Avant-garde, Musique

Synopsis

Le film s’ouvre dans un bar, où des garçons tentent de trouver des filles pour la nuit. Hugh, au caractère un peu difficile et sensible sur son identité afro-américaine, a besoin d’argent qu’il demande à son frère Benny plus métis, jeune homme révolté, qui tente de jouer de la trompette.

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Shadows Réalisé par John Cassavetes
Shadows may be all ‘about’ race and racism, but its originality lies in the unresolved complexity with which Cassavetes treats those perennial subjects.
March 14, 2018
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Jubilant energy feeds the film and finds a correlation in the movie’s grainy starkness, its disjointed dialogue, jumpy editing, occasionally incongruous mise-en-scene, and its aggressive shifts in focus and lighting. Unaffected performances by Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, and Hugh Hurd… are aided by Cassavetes’ penchant for long takes; when a scene went wrong, he would start at the beginning in order to give the actors room to settle in and resume the characters to their fullest realisation.
July 10, 2016
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The fringes of the fringes, John Cassavetes’ turf, an impressionistic whirl worth a thousand fumbled words… A highly variegated snapshot of diner booths, sidewalks, studios and terminals, a sustained rediscovery of the face in close-up, volatile and vulnerable. The drama and the comedy spring from “a problem with the races, that’s all” (cf. Daves’ Kings Go Forth), the hippest spot in town is not immune to a prejudice that can terminate a romance with a single glance.
August 03, 2015
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