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Shy People

1987

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  • Paul Newman’s primly straightforward take on The Glass Menagerie and Andrei Konchalovsky’s barely controlled bayou soap opera Shy People qualified for the Main Competition. Exacerbating this imbalance, Shy People snagged a Best Actress prize for Barbara Hershey (fiercely committed to her film’s shaky premises), while Matewan’s reels weren’t even projected in the right order.

  • With its densely layered procession of sounds as well as sights--suggesting some of the ambience of Rear Window and the opening shot in The Conversation--this movement defines a complex and mysterious trajectory that becomes as dense and unpredictable as the later Heart of Darkness journey to Ruth's house in the swamps.