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Jim Jarmusch

sneakydave

Glastonbury Grove
Apr 12, 2022
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Any fans of Jim Jarmusch in here?

Outwith Lynch he's my favourite director.

I'm not as well read in film or as verbose as a lot of folks in here so I won't embarrass myself trying to explain anything about why I like his films.

All I can say that his movies are just indescribably cool. He makes the mundane incredibly watchable and is an absolutely fantastic director.

I'd pay money to watch a conversation between him and Lynch. I see some similarities in their directing styles.

My top 5 are probably:

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Paterson
Mystery Train
Night on Earth
Only Lovers Left Alive

Any fellow fans in here?
 

Tulpa

Bureau HQ
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Apr 11, 2022
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Paterson is one of the best films I've ever seen tbh.

Or at least one of my favourite if not one of the best.
 

sneakydave

Glastonbury Grove
Apr 12, 2022
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It's amazing isn't it. Adam Driver is phenomenal in it. Just such a down to earth story. Utterly beautiful at points.

Man, I want to rewatch it now. šŸ˜‚
 

Tulpa

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Apr 11, 2022
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It's amazing isn't it. Adam Driver is phenomenal in it. Just such a down to earth story. Utterly beautiful at points.

Man, I want to rewatch it now. šŸ˜‚

A lot of The Return's meandering slice-of-lifeiness reminded me of Paterson.
 

Stavrogyn

Waiting Room
Apr 12, 2022
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I've loved Jarmusch since my first year of attending university - the same time I discovered Lynch. His films remind me of that time, the period of my life I feel most nostalgic about.

He's in my top 7 directors of all time, and I've seen all of his (fiction) films.

My favourites:
1. Stranger Than Paradise
2. Permanent Vacation
3. Paterson
4. Coffee and Cigarettes
5. Broken Flowers

His influence on me was enormous. I even made short films inspired by him:

Even today, when writing my new novel, I look back at that period and I still feel his artistic presence. In simple words: his work was a major inspiration during a period of my life which probably defined me the most.
 
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Mb3

Sparkwood & 21
Apr 12, 2022
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I like his movies a lot and since I'm a fan of the Stooges, I thought that his Gimme Danger documentary was good too.
Other movies of Jarmusch that I like are Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Paterson.
 

sneakydave

Glastonbury Grove
Apr 12, 2022
198
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I've yet to see Limits of Control.

I had somehow missed it's existence until a few months ago. The trailer looks typical Jarmusch though so I'm pretty confident I would enjoy it.
 

Stavrogyn

Waiting Room
Apr 12, 2022
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I've yet to see Limits of Control.

I had somehow missed it's existence until a few months ago. The trailer looks typical Jarmusch though so I'm pretty confident I would enjoy it.
I've seen it only once, back when it came out, so I don't remember it too well, but I recall it being rather slow and not having the quirky charm that I like in his films. But you should definitely see it, and I should probably rewatch it too.

That reminds me: I didn't like The Dead Don't Die at all. His weakest film, in my opinion.
 

saturn's child

RR Diner
Apr 17, 2022
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I've only seen Dead Man, Coffee and Cigarettes, Paterson, & Only Lovers Left Alive but loved them all, I'll have to chase some more up.
I'm very keen to see Ghost Dog!
 
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