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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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Shadows in the Sun  »

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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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Wonderful
20 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I also saw this movie at one of the advance screenings. This is my first time posting on this site, but after seeing this film I had to. I have always loved Italy, in particular, Tuscany. This movie captures the feel of small village life perfectly. Being a huge Joshua Jackson fan I was eager to see the film and I was not disappointed. Jackson and Keitel are wonderful together and the story of this young, reserved writer who is afraid to follow his heart and the older writer who is afraid he cannot be what he once was is magical.

We all live our lives with, hopes, dreams and desires and somehow through time they seem to fade away. This movie deals with the courage it takes to truly follow your heart and do the things you love most.

Of course it is more than that, because Jackson's character also falls in love with Keitels daughter... but will he find the strength and conviction to make it work?

The scenery is fantastic. Ah, Tuscany, the golden light, the stone buildings. Itr is almost as if the village they filmed in is another character in the movie. The lighting is wonderful, filled with shadows... but the key to the movie rests with the performances of Jackson, Keitel and Claire Forlani. Also the actors who play the priest and hotel owner are wonderful.

This is not a big movie... not a huge budget movie... it is a simple story about life... love... and finding it within yourself to reach out and take hold of the things that are most important.

A truly enjoyable movie


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