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The Long Shadow (1992)

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The story of a young man, a famous stage actor, who is notified of the death of his father whom he has never seen. In Israel where his father is buried, he meets with his father's young ... See full summary »

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The story of a young man, a famous stage actor, who is notified of the death of his father whom he has never seen. In Israel where his father is buried, he meets with his father's young widow, as well as with a movie director who need the son to play his father in a missing scene about his father, an archeologist. But the physical similarities are too much for the young widow and she soon finds herself falling in love with her stepson. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Perhaps a little too subtle, THE LONG SHADOW never really pays off
1 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Vilmos Zsigmond was the cinematographer for several 60's exploitation films, as well as art films. He's worked with some great directors, and his skill with the reflected image is undeniable(who else could make BLOOD OF GHASTLY HORROR look so good?).

But, I'm afraid, THE LONG SHADOW is a wash-out. This is not entirely Vilmos' fault. The script is kind of predictable, in the sense that it goes nowhere.

Michael York (just a few years away from AUSTIN POWERS) stars as the son of an actor. The father has died, and York(a dead ringer for his father) takes over the role in his father's last, unfinished film. Liv Ullman plays York's father's old lover, and she falls for the transformed York.

Strange? Yes, a little. But, the film is so subtle that it hardly makes any points with these plotlines. I had to watch the film twice just to understand what it was all about. Perhaps that was the idea, although I didn't think it was really intentional.

Once again, I blame the script. York is good in his part, and Ullman(who I cannot say enough praises about)is solid in a role that seems difficult for anyone to grasp.

There are also some very slow-moving portions, which slow any plot progression down to a halt. What little plot there is never comes to a satisfying conclusion, anyhow. Some of the dialogue makes no sense(I'm sorry, maybe I'm numb).

So, I still wonder if I'll ever fully understand THE LONG SHADOW. But, the cinematography is great, and I can't wait to see Vilmos next film. Maybe something with more of a heartbeat to it.

Because THE LONG SHADOW is kind of a odd, cold fish.


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