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"Shadows" (BFI Film Classics)

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Description for "Shadows" (BFI Film Classics) Paperback. This is a study of the film "Shadows", directed by John Cassavetes. The film tells the story of three beatnik siblings living together. The film deals with racial issues but the director wished it to be a human film concerned to rescue the "small feelings" of life. Series: BFI Film Classics. Num Pages: 96 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: APFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 190 x 137 x 8. Weight in Grams: 160.
John Cassavetes' "Shadows" is generally regarded as the start of the independent feature movement in America. Made for $40,000 with a nonprofessional cast and crew and borrowed equipment, the film caused a sensation on its London release in 1960. The film traces the lives of three siblings in an African-American family: Hugh, a struggling jazz singer, attempting to obtain a job and hold onto his dignity; Ben, a Beat drifter who goes from one fight and girlfriend to another; and Lelia, who has a brief love affair with a white boy who turns on her when he discovers her ... Read more

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About Raymond Carney
Ray Carney is Professor of American Studies and Film at Boston University, and the author of, among many other publications, The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism and the Movies (1994). Ray Carney is Professor of Film and American Studies and Director of the undergraduate and graduate Film Studies programs at Boston University. He is the author or editor of ... Read more

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