Cycle John Cassavetes at the parisian ”le Grand Action” Cinema, during the parisian ”Festival du Cinema”
Independent Cinema at its best
Today I went to see ”Shadows”. The 1959 Film is the only Cassavetes movie made without a full script. The film is based on improvisations. Cassavetes independent picture is about the interracial relations, a taboo subject at that time, during the Beat Generations years in New York. Most of the actors were class mates or volunteers. His movie won the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1960. I can’t compare this movie to other films because I can’t remember having seen anything alike. It left a warm, emotional but also strange impression on me.