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Chameleon Street

Stany Zjednoczone, 1989
Dramat, Komedia


William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he’s had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a chameleon, taking on whatever role suits the situation.

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Chameleon Street Reżyseria Wendell B. Harris Jr.

Nagrody i Festiwale

Sundance Film Festival

1990 | Zwycięzca: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

1992 | Nominowany: Best First Feature



As a director, Harris himself is something of a chameleon, joining his incisive vision to disruptive narrative techniques borrowed from Frank Tashlin, the French New Wave, and television comedy. He endows Street with his own vast cultural range, stretching from Orson Welles and Jean Cocteau to pop music and TV. The result is a disarming, disturbing, elusive, and profound meditation on personal identity. Shockingly, Harris hasn’t yet made another film.
April 01, 2016
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The qualities that persuaded the [Sundance] jury are evident on the first watch. Episodic in structure, with a bone-dry, basso-profondo narration from Harris himself as Street, it’s a complex examination of the interplay of race, identity and economics as refracted through its ambiguous subject. It’s also hilariously funny in places, thanks to Juilliard graduate Harris’s exquisite comic timing and gift for delivering his self-penned screenplay’s near-incessant flood of dextrous wordplay.
October 01, 2012
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The achievement here echoes early De Palma, Melvin Van Peebles, and Robert Downey Sr. at his fiercest… The filmmaking can be sloppy (flubbed lines, heart-shaped iris-outs), and none of Harris Jr.‘s costars are near his preternatural level, but these are excused by the sheer wealth of the film and lead’s magnetism. The screenplay is so clever that a line like, “This marriage has gone sour—sour like cottage cheese gone bad” is a joke on the reaching quality of most similes.
July 06, 2010
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