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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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Isabella
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Father Moretti
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Mr. Andrew Benton
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Albert Dray ...
Alberto Carina
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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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Written by Aaron Schröder
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A beautiful film
14 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at an advance screening. Jeremy (Joshua Jackson) works for a publisher in London and dreams of being a writer. When he is sent to a small village in Tuscany to find Weldon Parish (Harvey Keitel) a reclusive writer who has stopped writing, his life is forever changed. What follows is a funny and heart-warming story of two men and their journey to overcome their fears. Keitel and Jackson are wonderful in their roles. I was not quite sure what to expect from Jackson having only seen him play teenage roles before, but he shows that he can hold his ground and carry and film on his own.

While there Jeremy meets Weldon's daughter Isabella, played by the stunningly beautiful Claire Forlani and soon the two of them fall in love.

Another star of this film is it's locations. They are absolutely breath-taking. If anyone knows the name of the village they filmed in I would love to know.

The director lets the actors do their job without obtrusive camera moves. In my opinion there are too few movies like this made today. There is no action here, just real characters, with real problems. This is a movie about dreams and having the courage and faith to follow them.

A Beautiful, beautiful movie.


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