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Shadows in the Sun (2005)
"The Shadow Dancer" (original title)

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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

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In life, each man must find his own path.

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[first lines]
Jeremy Taylor: You wanted to see me, sir?
Mr. Benton: You read The Times this morning?
Mr. Benton: Avershays Press announced a deal with Irving Gattinger.
Jeremy Taylor: Gattinger said that he was done with writing.
Mr. Benton: Yes. He hasn't written a book in 10 years.
Jeremy Taylor: It's a brilliant move. Based on name recognition alone, it'll be an instant bestseller.
Mr. Benton: Yes. What do you think about Weldon Parish?
Jeremy Taylor: Parish is one of my personal favorites. Why, are you thinking of signing him? The man hasn't written anything in 20 years.
Mr. Benton: All the more reason.
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A fantastic movie
23 May 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I see this movie at the festival at Cannes. I liked it very, very much. It is a very charming and moving story of love, loss and passion. It is funny, but also very emotional and it capture nicely the feeling of Tuscana.

Harvey Keitel plays very well the older writer and you can feel the pain in him for not being able to write. Joshua Jackson (who I am a great fan) is excellent as the young writer afraid to open his heart to writing and life. Claire Forlani is beautiful as the girl he falls in love with and Giancarlo Gianinni... well it is Giancarlo Gianinni a very great actor. I also like very much all the other little characters who live in the little village. They give very much credibility to the film, but the real story is with Keitel and Jackson and there journey together. It is here two men struggle to find the way to their dreams. 'Chi cerca trova'.


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