Shadows (Criterion Collection)

Shadows (Criterion Collection)

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  • Shadows (1959) [DVD]
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
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Shadows (1959) [DVD] 03742918772 Movies

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Shadows (1959) [DVD] 03742918772 Movies

Shadows was John Cassavetes' first directorial effort. Like his later critically acclaimed films Faces and Husbands, Cassavetes fills the screen with probing, unflattering closeups. Unlike his other films, however, Shadows zips along at 87 minutes, avoiding the pitfall of putting the director's nonfans to sleep. The film is a straightforward account of a biracial romance (a far less common film subject in 1960 than today). Light-skinned African-American Lelia Goldoni falls in love with a white man Anthony Ray, who spurns her when he meets the rest of her family. Far from subtle, Shadows benefits from the undisciplined energy of its direction and the excellence of its individual performances. Costing a scant $40,000 (less than the average half hour TV episode of the era), Shadows won the Critic's Award at the Cannes Film Festival and led to more expensive studio assignments for John Cassavetes. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide.

Presented In Black And White; Interviews, Rare silent 16mm footage of John Cassavetes and Burt Lane's acting workshop, Restoration demonstration, Stills Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production photos, Theatrical trailer, A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1961 article by Cassavetes.

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Original Languages: English
Duration: 81
Actors: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Greta Thyssen, Dennis Sallas, Jack Ackerman, Rupert Crosse, Ronald Maccone, David Jones, Marilyn Clark
Condition: New
Studio & Production Company: Phase 4 Films
Container Type: PACKAGE NOT AVAILABLE
Record Label: Criterion
Brand: CRITERION COLLECTION INC
Movie Genre: dvd - CLASSICS
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 0.50 x 7.40 Inches
Release Date: 02/17/2009
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