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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Elbert Ventura
Slate (11 November 2009)

“Cassavetes’ movie not only anticipated Mean Streets, Stranger Than Paradise, She’s Gotta Have It, and Slacker, among countless others—it helped will them into being. As Martin Scorsese noted, after Shadows, there were “no more excuses” for aspiring filmmakers: “If he could do it, so could we!” And yet 50 years after its release, Shadows is a forgotten movie, revered by cultists, critics, and historians but neglected by a culture on which it has had a profound influence.”


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