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Title: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Tommy Both on February 06, 2003, 05:22:56 PM
Down By Law was the bomb - saw it last night on dvd -

Never saw anything done by Jarmusch before, aside from a little bit of Ghost Dog.....
definitely gonna rent some of his other 'classics' now...

Stranger in Paradiso
Dead Man - always wanted to see that one, always been curious about it.. -
Night on Earth
Mystery Train

anyone seen these flicks?
and if they're any good, which to you recommend?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: RegularKarate on February 06, 2003, 05:30:10 PM
I recomend them all.

I love Jarmusch.  He's not for everyone, but man, if you get his shit, you should check all those films out.

Down by Law is probably my second Fav next to Ghost Dog.
Stranger than Paridise is really good, it's got this feel to it... the most dead pan dead pan could ever get.  Very good
Dead Man is also fantastic.  Some characters that will just make you go "what the fuck?".

Night on Earth and Mystery train are good, but not really as good as the others.  Definately worth checking out though.  Mystery Train was a big influence for the feel of Pulp Fiction.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Cecil on February 06, 2003, 06:43:26 PM
ghost dog and stranger than paradise are very good. year of the horse too. thats all i saw. cant wait to buy the down by law criterion
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: phil marlowe on February 07, 2003, 06:44:36 AM
I have only seen Dead Man and Ghost Dog wich are great flicks but i never had the chance to see Down By Law. And i am dying because Tom Waits is my favourite musician in the whole world and the coolest man alive and i really really enjoyed him in Short Cuts and Dracula.

How is he in this film?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Ghostboy on February 07, 2003, 10:34:59 AM
Tom Waits is great in Down By Law, and it also feature the closest thing to a subdued performance from Roberto Benigni you'll ever see. Begnini was also absolutely hilarious in Night On Earth, which is also a good movie. Not enough to make me forgive him for Pinnochio, though.

Back to the subject, I think Jarmusch is a pretty brilliant and original filmmaker. My favorite would have to be Deadman, which is incredibly stark and powerful. It takes a few viewings to figure out what everything means, or at least what everything might mean. Gorgeous b/w photography, solipsistic editing and an eerie Neil Young score...and also a pretty gross act of violence against a human head. : ) Great movie.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Tommy Both on February 09, 2003, 04:33:28 AM
and let's not all forget the little Dutch part 'bout Jarmusch's style: Robbie Müller his DOP (first time I feel some pride being a Dutchman ... moviewise that is.. )
The lightning is just excellent in Down By Law, the camerawork also shows us the ease and few different angles one only needs, to make a visual stunning piece of art..

So, when is Down By Law coming out on Criterion ? After seeing it, I definitely gonna buy that Criterion..


http://www.dvdtalk.com/cinemagotham/archives/000833.html
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=4942

looks like a must
I'm gonna order it right NOW baby
OE YEAH

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Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Royal Tenenbaum on March 05, 2003, 01:50:08 PM
Jim Jarmusch is one of my favourite directors. Every single film he has made has been great. The best is Dead Man, but Down By Law and Ghost Dog are very close. I actually took a film class dedicated to the films of the Coens and Jarmusch; great stuff.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on April 01, 2003, 06:56:21 PM
Ghost Dog and Mystery Train are the only two Jarmusch flicks that I've seen, and christ are they cool! He has the courage to use silence (such as the scenes in Ghost Dog and Mystery Train where Whitaker is driving in the stolen car and the Asian couple are in the hotel room...) and I'm not quite sure why, but I respect this alot.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 01, 2003, 08:46:53 PM
ive only seen dead man and stranger than paradise. i respect his talent, however do not enjoy watching his films. they are witty, very original, however i just don't think he takes an audience into mind -- they are so self concious that I can't get engaged with the film.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: budgie on April 02, 2003, 03:55:18 AM
Totally love the mood. I've only seen Dead Man, Stranger Than Paradise and Ghost Dog, and will have to buy the others because I totally lose myself in his world. I love the pacing of his movies. Dead Man my favourite so far, partly cause of the Western thing and partly cause of the music. But I like the relationships in Ghost Dog.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pastor Parsley on April 11, 2003, 11:58:45 AM
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i just don't think he takes an audience into mind -- they are so self concious that I can't get engaged with the film.


CowboyCurtis - I was wondering if you could explain.  I've seen all his films and I'm not engaged by most of them either (stanger than paradise, and ghost dog...were exceptions for me...i loved them both!) , but I can't put my finger on it.  What is it about them that might exclude the audience?  I'm curious.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 11, 2003, 07:45:55 PM
Quote from: Pastor Parsley
Quote from: cowboykurtis
i just don't think he takes an audience into mind -- they are so self concious that I can't get engaged with the film.


CowboyCurtis - I was wondering if you could explain.  I've seen all his films and I'm not engaged by most of them either (stanger than paradise, and ghost dog...were exceptions for me...i loved them both!) , but I can't put my finger on it.  What is it about them that might exclude the audience?  I'm curious.


i think it really has to do with the tone and execution of the material. its very deliberately paced, very controlled; almost like you're OBSERVING the scene, rather than living, and breathing every moment, as the characters do. there is nothing wrong with that. i think much of kubrick's work is very similar. however  i love kubrick becuase i think this stylistic approach works very well with the stories he chooses tells.  i find the stories jarmusch tells much less interesting, therefore the style makes it even more disengaging. however i feel this opinion is not very fair for me to gauge until i've seen his whole body of work: to this day i've only seen stranger than paradise and dead man -- and with both i have not seen them more than once -- his work may very well be something that becomes more satisfying upon future viewings
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pastor Parsley on April 11, 2003, 09:02:39 PM
Interesting.......I love kubrick, he's one of my favorites.  I notice though that he's able to move back and forth, from scene to scene, from making you feel like you're an observer to making you feel like you are with the characters.  I think in Stranger Than Paradise, almost every scene is shot using long shots that are, for the most part, static.  Long shots always make me feel like I'm peeking from behind a bush watching the characters.

Pace is one of the things I love about Kubrick...very smooth, elegant paced films.  I know it's used to build tension but what about alienation?  Maybe fast paced films are not as true to life and slower ones are more realistic as far as the way real life is paced.  If a scene has a true to life pace does it also make you feel alienated...like you're an observer?  What do you think?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: writedownhere on April 18, 2003, 05:34:10 AM
just go see down by law. roberto benigni is amazing. as always.

and. tom waits! gosh.

i don't feel like replying to your threads. or whatever. i'm just going to spout out my love for jim.
besides, most of you guys don't know what you're talking about. i put my stock in jim...or vincent or gus or lots of other people before stanley.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: phil marlowe on April 18, 2003, 05:40:07 AM
Quote from: writedownhere
i don't feel like replying to your threads.

then misplaced is what you are.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: writedownhere on April 18, 2003, 05:44:28 AM
you got me there.

all i meant was. it's been pretty boring. all this stanley kubrick talk. take it somehwere else. this is jim time. and boy does he want his time.

yep.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 19, 2003, 12:47:52 AM
Quote from: writedownhere
just go see down by law. roberto benigni is amazing. as always.

and. tom waits! gosh.

i don't feel like replying to your threads. or whatever. i'm just going to spout out my love for jim.
besides, most of you guys don't know what you're talking about. i put my stock in jim...or vincent or gus or lots of other people before stanley.


next time you tell me that I dont know what im talking about, im going to personally beat your wife. if you think jarmusch is more talented than kubrick, you're a fucking idiot -- there, i've made my peace.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: writedownhere on April 19, 2003, 01:16:42 AM
first of all. i don't have a wife. haha. nice try though.

and second. it's my humble opinion that most of the people on here don't have any  idea what they're talkng about. and also...i never said one had more taletn than the other. i just like jim better. personal prefernece.

cowboy...i have much respect for you. in the wes anderson thread, i replied to something you said in a very nice way. so, don't get your little undies in a wad buddy.

hoooah.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 19, 2003, 07:53:07 AM
Quote from: cowboykurtis

next time you tell me that I dont know what im talking about, im going to personally beat your wife. if you think jarmusch is more talented than kubrick, you're a fucking idiot -- there, i've made my peace.


Dont say that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: joeybdot on April 19, 2003, 08:29:12 AM
NIGH ON EARTH (the Benigni story is fucking hilarious and New York is very good esp. with Rosie Perez, Russia one is fucking depressing though)

DEAD MAN is Excellent

STRANGER IN PARADISE is probably his finest

Midnight Train
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 19, 2003, 10:57:31 AM
Quote from: writedownhere
first of all. i don't have a wife. haha. nice try though.

and second. it's my humble opinion that most of the people on here don't have any  idea what they're talkng about. and also...i never said one had more taletn than the other. i just like jim better. personal prefernece.

cowboy...i have much respect for you. in the wes anderson thread, i replied to something you said in a very nice way. so, don't get your little undies in a wad buddy.

hoooah.


im sorry. i love you. my panties are now wadless
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MrBurgerKing on April 19, 2003, 01:39:25 PM
I bought Dead Man blind because I loved Down by Law, and Johnny Depp is one helluvan actor.

Down by Law really takes its time to get going, but it's so interesting. It's like waiting in a long line to order a Whopper, and when you finally get the Whopper, it's the best one you've had in a long time. Almost as if the 14 year old pimple-faced cook realizes how excited you've been all morning waiting for that Whopper. Almost as if he has taken special care in organizing that burger. That 14 year old who gets 5 dollars an hour needs a raise for constructing that burger so well.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 19, 2003, 01:58:15 PM
Quote from: MrBurgerKing
I bought Dead Man blind because I loved Down by Law, and Johnny Depp is one helluvan actor.

Down by Law really takes its time to get going, but it's so interesting. It's like waiting in a long line to order a Whopper, and when you finally get the Whopper, it's the best one you've had in a long time. Almost as if the 14 year old pimple-faced cook realizes how excited you've been all morning waiting for that Whopper. Almost as if he has taken special care in organizing that burger. That 14 year old who gets 5 dollars an hour needs a raise for constructing that burger so well.


:yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: meatwad on May 09, 2003, 09:22:35 PM
bought the criterion down by law. Amazing. Saw Stranger Then Paradise recently on IFC and it was also damn good. Saw Dead Man once and was pretty impressed.

Mystery Train i could not get into. I think it needs another view. Have never seen Night on Earth. Is it available on DVD?




http://www.thestate22.com
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Sleuth on July 14, 2003, 01:11:25 PM
This is from Pitchfork

Lastly, in White Stripes movie news, Jack and Meg are slated to appear in a new Jim Jarmusch-directed film along with Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Steve Coogan, Steve Buscemi, and Alfred Molina. The two will play themselves in a collection of self-contained scenes entitled "Coffee and Cigarettes." This will be Jack's second appearance in a film, after his role in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain which is due out later this year.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on July 14, 2003, 02:10:44 PM
Quote from: tremolosloth
This is from Pitchfork

Lastly, in White Stripes movie news, Jack and Meg are slated to appear in a new Jim Jarmusch-directed film along with Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Steve Coogan, Steve Buscemi, and Alfred Molina. The two will play themselves in a collection of self-contained scenes entitled "Coffee and Cigarettes." This will be Jack's second appearance in a film, after his role in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain which is due out later this year.


Cool.  Coffee and Cigarettes, huh? Interesting...sounds similar to someone else's film, doesn't it?  I wonder if PTA's short had never been made, would Jim Jarmusch have called it Cigarettes and Coffee???

Fuck, I'm so tired....
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2003, 02:20:31 PM
Quote from: Ghoulardi Goon
I wonder if PTA's short had never been made, would Jim Jarmusch have called it Cigarettes and Coffee???


Yes.

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0090861

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0090862

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0106584
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on July 14, 2003, 02:49:16 PM
Okay.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Spike on August 07, 2003, 03:08:27 PM
I'm searching for the DVD of "Night on Earth", the plot seems to be quiet interesting.
I haven't seen "Down by Law".
"Ghost Dog" and "Dead Man" are very good films but my favourite by the films I saw that were directed by Jarmusch is "Stranger than Paradise".
The film is very slow, without any action and seems to be very boring, but it isn't.
It's on of those films were nothing happens, but you like to watch it, and it's some kind of exciting to watch it.
"Stranger than Paradise" draws in my eyes a very poor image of America.
I liked it pretty much.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Ghostboy on September 03, 2003, 01:18:45 PM
(From FilmStew.com )
Wouter Barendrecht's Fortissimo Film Sales is heating up the Coffee. Fortissimo has picked up the worldwide rights to Coffee and Cigarettes, the latest effort from helmer Jim Jarmusch. The film will be screening out of competition at the Venice International Film Festival and is also now slated to screen at the Toronto Film Festival.

The project began back in 1986 and features Jarmusch's friends and colleagues discussing various world issues over coffee and cigarettes. Among the topics discussed in the black and white film are the Elvis conspiracy and Paris in the 1920s. Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Cate Blanchett and Iggy Pop are some of the stars that appear in the film.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pwaybloe on September 03, 2003, 02:35:56 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
The project began back in 1986 and features Jarmusch's friends and colleagues discussing various world issues over coffee and cigarettes. Among the topics discussed in the black and white film are the Elvis conspiracy and Paris in the 1920s. Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Cate Blanchett and Iggy Pop are some of the stars that appear in the film.


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Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MrBurgerKing on September 12, 2003, 08:26:48 PM
There's a fat, native american man who walks around with Johnny Depp, talking nonsense the whole time.. I always laugh because I know people who talk and talk horseshit all day, like pricks, but I'm too polite to say 'shut the hell up.'

Who wants to talk about Dead Man for a second. Do I remember it correctly, or are the last 10-20 minutes among the most crazy and drugged up cinema you'll see? Not so much in the images, but it's so slow, and poetic, and has this surreal quality to it that just drags the film to an end. It seems as if 'drag' is a negative term, but in this case it's not. I should say it drifts the film to an end.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Cecil on September 12, 2003, 08:35:37 PM
i like the shots of the train at the beginning
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: ShanghaiOrange on September 20, 2003, 06:21:37 PM
I've never seen even one second of any of his movies but I just bought all the ones that are on DVD for seventy-six dollars and fourty-four cents. I can't wait. :(
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Ghostboy on September 20, 2003, 06:29:00 PM
Good buy.

I love buying collected works like that -- I've never bought an entire repertoire of anyone's at one time, but I do like to make mass blind buys based purely on reccomendation. Although I can't afford to do it often.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: ShanghaiOrange on September 20, 2003, 06:34:30 PM
I think I'm gonna do the same thing with Godard one of these days. That will cost some money though. :(
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pozer on September 21, 2003, 01:46:12 PM
Quote from: ShanghaiOrange
I've never seen even one second of any of his movies but I just bought all the ones that are on DVD for seventy-six dollars and fourty-four cents. I can't wait. :(


8======D
man, where'd you get that hook up from? I just bought Ghost Dog and Dead Man for 30 bucks. And Down By Law was thirty something by itself.
I'm jealous
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: ShanghaiOrange on September 21, 2003, 01:59:21 PM
www.deepdiscountdvd.com :( Ghost Dog for 6 bucks. :(
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: ShanghaiOrange on October 05, 2003, 08:32:05 PM
These have started coming in the mail. Mystery Train was first. It was good.

There were supposed to be no subtitles, right?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: lamas on October 05, 2003, 10:46:06 PM
the best thing about Mystery Train was that dude's skill with the lighter.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pas on December 07, 2003, 07:59:38 PM
Quote from: MrBurgerKing
There's a fat, native american man who walks around with Johnny Depp, talking nonsense the whole time.. I always laugh because I know people who talk and talk horseshit all day, like pricks, but I'm too polite to say 'shut the hell up.'

Who wants to talk about Dead Man for a second. Do I remember it correctly, or are the last 10-20 minutes among the most crazy and drugged up cinema you'll see? Not so much in the images, but it's so slow, and poetic, and has this surreal quality to it that just drags the film to an end. It seems as if 'drag' is a negative term, but in this case it's not. I should say it drifts the film to an end.


Yes I love that ending. It so fucking weird and cool.

The Neil Young score for that movie is borderline genius
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: You Never Got Me Down Ray on January 24, 2004, 09:59:45 PM
I just needed to bring this post back to the top, Jim deserves it.

Quote from: ShanghaiOrange
These have started coming in the mail. Mystery Train was first. It was good.

There were supposed to be no subtitles, right?


Haha! There are subtitles. I did the same thing the first time I watched it, but figured it out about half way through the first 'Act.' It makes a lot more sense when you know what those two are saying.  :lol:

Stranger Than Paradise is great. If you like this I think you will dig his other works.
In order I like Dead Man, Down By Law, Ghost Dog, Mystery Train, and Stranger Than Paradise. I've only caught a few scenes of Nigh on Earth on IFC, so I don't know about that one yet. They are all great buys for anyone who wants to waste a few bucks.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: modage on May 20, 2004, 11:16:18 AM
Murray & Jarmusch to Reteam on a Comedy
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bill Murray is set to star in a yet-to-be-titled Jim Jarmusch comedy that will shoot in the summer, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be in the $8 million-$10 million bracket, depending on final cast.

Murray appears in Jarmusch's latest movie Coffee and Cigarettes, in which he discusses the pros and cons of caffeine and nicotine with the Wu-Tang Clan rappers RZA and GZA. It recently opened in North America.

Jarmusch has reportedly been chasing Murray for some time for this role. The actor finally agreed to take the part if the picture could be fast-tracked into production to fit his schedule. Other cast members have yet to be locked down.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: LostEraser on May 24, 2004, 02:01:03 AM
I just saw Coffee and Cigarettes and really loved it. A lot of people are saying that it's really minor Jarmusch, but I think that's kind of the point. Just something very subtle and low key that he'd been working on every once in a while during the last 18 years. And I think it's brilliant just the way it is.

That's great news about the Bill Murray Jarmusch project, btw.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: kotte on June 20, 2004, 11:19:49 AM
What's the Waits song ín the beginning called?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: LostEraser on June 20, 2004, 06:01:12 PM
Quote from: kotte
What's the Waits song ín the beginning called?


In the beginning of Coffee and Cigarettes?? I can't even remember if there was a Waits song then. Or are you tallking about Down By Law?
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: kotte on June 21, 2004, 01:26:06 AM
Haha...how could I forget what movie I'm talking about´?? :?

Night on Earth.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Just Withnail on July 20, 2004, 04:54:19 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Murray & Jarmusch to Reteam on a Comedy


How the hell did I miss this? Man, that headline is an anticipation maker if there ever was one.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: meatball on July 28, 2004, 12:44:45 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JKFX.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Just bought this mutha. It's going to rock my world.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: ShanghaiOrange on July 29, 2004, 07:35:03 PM
Quote from: kotte
What's the Waits song ín the beginning called?


Jockey Full of Bourbon

and Tango 'Til They're Sore plays during the credits.

Those are both off of Rain Dogs.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: kotte on July 30, 2004, 02:13:01 AM
Quote from: ShanghaiOrange
Quote from: kotte
What's the Waits song ín the beginning called?


Jockey Full of Bourbon

and Tango 'Til They're Sore plays during the credits.

Those are both off of Rain Dogs.


Danke...
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: modage on August 15, 2004, 07:08:48 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
He's not for everyone, but man, if you get his shit, you should check all those films out.

i guess i just dont get his shit, because last night i watched Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law and didnt really think either was very good.  it just seems to me that a movie should either have something going for it.  what that thing is, i'm completely open to. but if it doesnt have one of the following...

A. plot-based
B. character-based
C. dialogue-based

he has none of this.  i dont mind watching a movie that where not much happens as long as there is at least some good/interesting dialogue going on (a la some of Linklaters movies), but really there are only a handful of interesting moments in either of these films.  his films just sort of lay there without saying anything.  its not that i mind him as a director, because the situations and obviously cinematography are good but the writing is pretty terrible.  you have to really struggle to find something redeeming about the movies and that shouldnt be.  i just feel like these movies are pretty dim and theres not much going on for you to grab onto.  i didnt hate either but just thought they werent very noteworthy.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on August 18, 2004, 01:13:15 AM
Jarmusch film rates four stars
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny are joining the cast of director Jim Jarmusch's untitled movie that is to begin shooting next month. Bill Murray is already on board. Details of the script are being kept under wraps. The film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be budgeted at $8 million-$10 million. The film will be co-produced by Jarmusch and Jean Labadie's Bac Films, which has picked up French and Benelux rights to the picture. Bac co-produced Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai."
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Squeo on August 30, 2004, 11:30:56 PM
Those two songs he said are the beginning and closing songs of Down By Law, they aren't the ones played in Night On Earth.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: modage on April 08, 2005, 07:20:57 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Details of the script are being kept under wraps.

Chloe Sevigny spills a few details about the new Jarmusch movie in an interview at JoBlo...

JoBlo: You’re working on a Jim Jarmusch film - is that done yet?

Chloe: I’ve finsihed it but I only play a small part. I did a short film with him a couple years ago that was part of a full-length feature called TEN MINUTES OLDER. It was ten or twelve short films by different directors compiled into one. We have a really good, strong relationship. He’s the only director that I’ve maintained a relationship with. He even calls on Christmas. He said, "All the parts are for older women, but I have a small part, would you please do it?" I just adore him and his movies. It stars Bill Murray and it has a large cast of these incredible women. I play a secretary to Jessica Lange. It was fun, I worked a few days. The movie’s going to be good.

JoeBlo:What’s the story about?

Chloe: Bill Murray is kind of this Don Juan character. He gets this mysterious letter and goes on this hunt. It’s kind of a detective story but in a Jim Jarmusch kind of way.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pozer on April 08, 2005, 07:32:33 PM
Quote from: themodernage02

Chloe: Bill Murray is kind of this Don Juan character. He gets this mysterious letter and goes on this hunt. It’s kind of a detective story but in a Jim Jarmusch kind of way.

amazing how this little tid bit lets off rays of excitement.
that's Jarmusch for ya.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: modage on April 09, 2005, 10:59:14 AM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
(i realise modernage said that aug last year).

you realize modernage isnt even around here anymore?

i actually saw dead man a long time ago and thought it was okay. but i sort of rented it before i knew anything about jarmusch, so maybe i should see it again.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: hedwig on June 21, 2005, 08:50:38 PM
i watched the Cannes Q&A panel discussion on the DOWN BY LAW criterion, and i gotta say, EXTREMELY AWKWARD. the people ask terrible questions and Jarmusch refuses to bullshit through them, instead he's just like, "I don't think that's a very good question...."

the extras on this disc are pretty wild.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: atticus jones on July 28, 2005, 02:33:05 AM
Quote from: Hedwig
Jarmusch refuses to bullshit through them, instead he's just like, "I don't think that's a very good question...."


which is exactly what i said to him when he asked me what i thought of his latest film...

if you dont have anything nice to say...

encode your verbs and swerve your werds

jammy moosh ease a dump truck of a load and spilt a rump yuck onda road...

shitty of fish els snead two cleans hiss greens

sam and the big chi z
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Garam on September 03, 2005, 09:33:51 AM
No, but i really want to. A Jarmusch film about a Charlie Parker fan can't be bad.


I'm not so sure about Jarmusch as a person, but i love his films. Particularly Mystery Train. I adore that film.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pozer on September 03, 2005, 02:57:34 PM
Quote from: flagpolespecial
i like what jarmusch films make me think about.


This is why I love his films.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Ghostboy on September 03, 2005, 05:48:16 PM
Quote from: Garam


I'm not so sure about Jarmusch as a person. I adore that film.


I think he's a pretty amazing person, too. Curt and maybe a bit embittered, sure, but reasonably (and endearingly) so.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Gamblour. on December 05, 2005, 09:26:43 PM
I say yes to Ali, and god no to Dead Man.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: samsong on December 07, 2005, 12:16:05 AM
...and god no to Dead Man.

you deserve to be kicked in the balls.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Gamblour. on December 07, 2005, 03:03:58 AM
No, Neil Young does.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Gold Trumpet on December 07, 2005, 04:45:58 AM
...and god no to Dead Man.

you deserve to be kicked in the balls.

Have you been hanging out with SoNowThen? Brooding anger, man.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pubrick on December 07, 2005, 06:39:33 AM
Have you been hanging out with SoNowThen?

or scott stapp..

(http://stereogum.com/img/311_i_am_ready_to_fight.jpg)
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 30, 2006, 01:29:20 PM
Resaw Stranger Than Paradise, a really wonderful quirky film that I thought had pitch perfect tone and pacing. I have yet to see down by law, sadly.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on June 26, 2006, 10:11:39 PM
'Tom Waits said he would glue my head to the wall'
Laura Barton; The Guardian
 
When Jim Jarmusch speaks, it is like a man emptying out his pockets. "Wild Zero. Guitar Wolf. Where they're killing zombies. Rude Boy. The Clash. Performance which has Mick Jagger..." He says, as if picking through the bus tickets and half-sucked toffees of his mind, before alighting on something special: "Scorsese," he purrs, "is the classic."

In fact, Jarmusch is recalling his favourite musical moments in film. "Movies where a band plays I love, like Blow Up; or where it's a rock'n'roll film without music, where rock'n'roll is integrated into the film, it's an experience of the characters." And films with cameo appearances: "When a band will suddenly appear, like Ski Party or something, when suddenly James Brown and the Famous Flames appeared in the ski lodge."

He was less enamoured by Fastest Guitar Alive, which starred Roy Orbison. "He's very stiff. It's a predictable movie. Not a good movie." And dismisses also the popular trend for biopics such as Walk the Line and Ray. "I have an aversion to biopics in general. The Johnny Cash movie was well done but I couldn't get inside of it because it wasn't Johnny Cash and I'm a Johnny Cash fan." He then swoops back to Scorsese, whom he lauds for his use of songs such as Cream's The Sunshine of Your Love in Goodfellas, and the Rolling Stones' Jumpin' Jack Flash in Mean Streets. "It works because the music doesn't seem tacked on," he explains. "So often, music in films seems like wallpaper bought by the yard. Yunno, 'Give me 10 yards of hip-hop.'"

Music is an integral part of how Jarmusch works. "I always make mix tapes of songs that inspire me when I'm writing a script," he explains. "And often that will be the music I use in the film. Right now it's a strange mix of old blues recordings and music from the 15th century; English composers William Lawes and William Byrd, with Wanda Jackson, Boris, Tom Verlaine and Jozef von Wissen, a composer who uses lutes and little electronic things. I've also had a five-year Kinks obsession." Throughout Dead Man, for example, Jarmusch was listening to a lot of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, "particularly the solos". He then asked Young to score the film.

Jarmusch returned the favour with Year of the Horse, which documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 tour. "We didn't know what we were doing, but that's what Neil likes to do sometimes. It's about doing it, and then you see what the hell it is later. I was talking to Jonathan Demme [who directed the 2006 Young documentary Heart of Gold] and we're polar opposites. He has a cleaner, more planned-out approach and mine is more intuitive, messier."

Jarmusch has also cast musicians in his film, and in turn directed videos for musicians who have acted for him. But he dismisses the idea that a video he has directed is a film of his in miniature. "I had a big fight years ago with Tom Waits. He said: 'Look, it's not your film. It's a promo for my song.' It was after Down By Law, and it was about the editing. But he was right. And it wasn't a fight. It wasn't anything that disturbed. It was an argument, just one night. I remember I locked him outside in the parking lot, and he's hammering at the door, and he's shouting through 'Jim! I'm gonna glue your head to the wall!' He didn't glue my head to the wall. But they're not really films of mine, they're films for a song. I learned that a long time ago."
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: homesick alien on July 02, 2006, 12:57:08 AM
Well I adore Jarmusch's work. One reason is that he manages to seemingly seperate his own opinions and emotions of his characters, yet watches over them as they progress, or degress, through the film. He has an unattached adoration for his characters.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pubrick on July 02, 2006, 06:24:13 AM
He has an unattached adoration for his characters.

and i have an unattached adoration for newbs who introduce themselves. please do so here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2.585).
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on November 01, 2007, 12:26:59 AM
Jarmusch in 'Control' with Focus
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Focus Features and writer-director Jim Jarmusch are back together again. The distributor has picked up worldwide rights to the helmer's next film, tentatively titled "The Limits of Control."

The film will center on a secretive, mysterious outlaw (Jarmusch's frequent star, Isaach De Bankole) in the process of completing an undisclosed criminal job around Spain. As with Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers," the production is set to sign an international collection of bankable stars to add commercial value to Jarmusch's characteristically offbeat work.

"Control" is set to shoot in February in Spain. Longtime Jarmusch producer Stacey Smith and Gretchen McGowan will produce. Frequent Jarmusch collaborator Jon Kilik will executive produce. Focus Features International will rep sales at this week's AFM.

"Flowers," which starred Bill Murray and won the Grand Prix at the 2005 Festival de Cannes, earned $46.7 million worldwide to become Jarmusch's highest-grossing film to date.

Focus president of production John Lyons and senior vp European production Teresa Moneo will oversee the project on behalf of the distributor. Jarmusch and PointBlank Films were repped by Bart Walker of Cinetic Media in the deal.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Sunrise on November 01, 2007, 07:54:20 AM
That's great news! I love Jarmusch and was hoping he had a project in the pipeline. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on February 13, 2008, 05:47:44 PM
Old pals back with Jarmusch
Source: Hollywood Reporter

BERLIN -- Jim Jarmusch has enlisted past collaborators Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton along with Gael Garcia Bernal for his upcoming thriller "The Limits of Control," sources said Tuesday.

The Spain-set road movie, which will be distributed in the U.S. by Focus Features, stars Isaach De Bankole. Veteran French actor Jean-Francois Stevenin has also come on board.

The movie centers on a mysterious loner as he attempts to complete a criminal job. The film, scheduled to shoot this month on Jarmusch's own script, is lensing in Madrid, Seville and Almeria.

A PointBlank Films production, "Control" is produced by Gretchen McGowan and Stacey Smith and executive produced by Jon Kilik.

The film will include a series of star cameos. Javier Bardem and Roman Polanski had been rumored for appearances but are understood not to be involved. Chinese star Zhang Ziyi ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") also has been mentioned for a role.

"Control" marks the third teaming between Jarmusch and Murray after "Coffee and Cigarettes" and "Broken Flowers," a commercial hit for the duo by art house standards. Swinton, who stars in the Berlinale competition title "Julia" from Erick Zonca, also appeared in "Broken Flowers" along with Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Chloe Sevigny and Julie Delpy.

Bankole is a Jarmusch regular, having appeared in "Night on Earth," "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" and "Coffee and Cigarettes."

Focus Features International, which is selling the film at the European Film Market, did not return calls by press time.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on February 21, 2008, 02:38:40 PM
Jarmusch's 'Control' underway
Murray, Swinton, Bernal star in feature
Source: Variety

With lensing undwerway in Madrid on Jim Jarmusch’s tentatively titled “Limits of Control,” the production has added more thesps to round out the cast.

Joining lead Isaach De Bankole and Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Gael Garcia Bernal are Hiam Abbass, Paz De La Huerta , Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh of Jarmusch’s “Mystery Train,” Jean-Francois Stevenin, and Luis Tosar .

Plot revolves around a loner whose activities remain meticulously outside the law, completing a job in contempo Spain.

Pic is second match-up between writer-director and Focus, which has worldwide rights. Longtime Jarmusch collaborator Stacey Smith will produce with Gretchen McGowan (“Coffee and Cigarettes”) and exec-producer Jon Kilik (“Babel”).

For Focus, production prexy John Lyons and senior VP of int’l and post production Allison Silver will oversee.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on June 07, 2011, 12:36:28 AM
Swinton, Fassbender and Wasikowska line up for Jarmusch's vampire story
BY GEOFFREY MACNAB, ScreenDaily

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Thomas and Reinhard Brundig producing; HanWay to handle sales. Jim Jarmusch is set to make a vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska as his vampires, with John Hurt in a featured role. Jeremy Thomas and Reinhard Brundig will jointly produce through Recorded Picture Company and Pandora Films. HanWay Films is handling international sales. Jarmusch describes the project as a “crypto-vampire love story”, set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers. The as-yet-untitled film will shoot in Germany, Morocco and Detroit in early 2012. The deal was brokered by Richard Mansell on behalf of RPC with Bart Walker of Cinetic Media, on behalf of Jim Jarmusch. RPC CEO Peter Watson and Jarmusch business partner Stacey Smith will serve as executive-producers. Jarmusch said: “I’ve been imagining this film for years. I can’t wait to now realise it with these remarkable collaborators.” Thomas said: “As a friend, I’ve admired Jim’s films from the beginning, and I’m glad we’re finally working together.”
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: Pubrick on June 07, 2011, 10:24:07 AM
Well they just decided to waste a few months..
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: MacGuffin on January 31, 2012, 04:26:30 PM
Jim Jarmusch Readying Album With Dutch Composer Jozef van Wissem
Source: Pitchfork

Time Out reports that revered indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is gearing up to release more music. He's teamed with Dutch minimalist composer (and long-time collaborator) Jozef van Wissem for a new album called Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity, which is due for release on February 28 through Important Records. Jarmusch plays guitar on the record, and the two will perform in New York on February 3 at ISSUE Project Room. Listen to an album cut "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire" above, via SSG.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: wilder on April 27, 2013, 09:35:16 PM
Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive to be Screened at Cannes
via blu-ray.com

Celebrated independent American director Jim Jarmusch's highly anticipated new film, Only Lovers Left Alive, has been added to the official competition line-up of the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Wasikowska.

Synopsis: Two vampires have a love affair spanning centuries set against the decay of Detroit, Michigan and Tangiers, Morocco.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: 03 on April 27, 2013, 11:21:28 PM
dude does this have a trailer or something equally informative. sounds very cool. youtube not producing adequately!
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: wilder on April 04, 2014, 04:41:13 PM
Jim Jarmusch's Next Film Is About A Bus Driver & Poet In Paterson, New Jersey
via The Playlist

Iconoclastic director Jim Jarmusch (“Ghost Dog,” “Dead Man”) generally makes films at a fairly languid pace of every four or five years. Part of that is being preoccupied with one subject for several years, and part of it is a function of (especially these days) the types of un-commercial, idiosyncratic movies he likes to make are harder and harder to fund. His latest, the upcoming vampire romance picture, “Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, was in development for over seven years, funding fell through several times and even his lead actors had to encourage him to hang in there and see the project through its various ups and downs. But things seem to be changing for Jarmusch and he’s better equipped at multi-tasking.

In our recent interview (more of which will be rolled out next week), Jarmusch revealed he has at least four projects in the works: his still-continuing drone-rock band SQÜRL; an opera about famed inventor Nikola Tesla which may involve celebrated theater director Robert Wilson; a documentary about the seminal punk bang Iggy Pop and The Stooges (which looks like it’ll finally be completed soon); and yet another feature-length narrative film.

Jarmusch played coy when we asked what it was about, but said he would likely be shooting it this fall. “It’s all written and everything, but I don’t really want to talk about it too much. I’m a little superstitious, but it’s set in the present in Paterson New Jersey,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s any more of a comedy than any other film I’ve made, but it definitely has some funny stuff in it.”

But what’s it actually about? Well, in an interview with the New York Times, the filmmaker gave them another small taste: it’s about a bus driver and poet in Paterson, N.J., that he evidently wrote in the years he waited for the “Only Lovers Left Alive” budget to come together. Perhaps a serio-comic existential pas de deux as only Jarmusch could create? It’ll be interesting to see how heavy the movie is on plot, but our gut tells us it’s probably more philosophical in its method. We’ll assume we’ll find out more details in the upcoming months. No word on who would play either role, but we’ll also presume the director has actors in mind. We’ll remind him that Bill Murray said he should have quit acting after “Broken Flowers” because he thought he would simply never do anything better. That would be a nice re-team, wouldn’t it?

As for his Stooges doc, the Times calls it a “quasi-documentary” and Jarmusch himself calls it “a little poetic essay” so we probably shouldn’t expect your traditional rock doc. “Only Lovers Left Alive” opens on April 11th and we’ll have more from our lengthy interview next week.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: wilder on May 13, 2015, 12:23:43 PM
Jim Jarmusch And Terry Gilliam Ink Movie Deals With Amazon
via The Playlist

The allure of the streaming model for filmmakers is easy to understand. Scraping together financing from a handful of production companies, distributors, and investors is tedious, time-consuming, and most importantly, fragile. If any one of those links in the chain should bail on the project or go under, you either have to adjust your movie to meet that budget shortfall or scramble to find it elsewhere. Being able to develop a project with the full support and distribution network at your disposal is an enticing possibility. And while Netflix has blazed the path, Amazon is not far behind. They have Spike Lee developing the feature "Chiraq," while Jean-Pierre Jeunet is working on the series "Casanova." And now it seems they have signed up two more filmmakers.

Completely buried in a report by Deadline, they reveal that Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam have inked movie deals with the company once known just for selling books. And that's all the news there is. But what could those projects be? Last we heard from Jarmusch, he had a script ready to go about a bus driver and poet in Paterson, New Jersey. And according to a more recent interview, it would appear that movie is getting ready to shoot very soon. "I’m preparing a new feature film for next fall that will be filmed here in New York and New Jersey," he told Soundcheck in February. And he's even getting the musical elements together.

"I’m just in the early stages of exploring the possibilities of a kind of electronic score, which I never used before," Jarmusch explained. "Something is pulling me toward that because I love a lot of electronic music and I haven’t used it in a film really."

"I would say from Cluster to [Brian] Eno," he added about the kind of music he's looking at. "I don’t know if you know Fuck Buttons. Some variety of things that interests me. I like Detroit House and all kinds of electronic aberrations so I’m not exactly sure but I want music that floats along. I don't want a heavy beat — maybe no rhythm at all. I’m not sure yet."
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: wilder on December 01, 2015, 05:36:21 PM
Adam Driver Is Starring In Jim Jarmusch's New Movie 'Paterson'
via The Playlist

Right now, Adam Driver is known really only to the viewers of HBO’s “Girls” and those who’ve been impressed by his appearances in critically acclaimed fare like “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “While We’re Young.” But that’s about to change, with the young actor playing the villainous, still-mysterious Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

It’s the start of a big 2016 for the actor, who’s also lined up roles in Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” and an interview in the latest issue of Empire Magazine reveals that the star has work with another beloved auteur lined up: Before he set out on promo duties for J.J. Abrams’ mega-blockbuster, “he finished work on Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson.’”

This isn’t quite the first we’ve heard about the project: Jarmusch told us last year that he’d written a new movie “set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey… I don’t know if it’s any more of a comedy than any other film I’ve made, but it definitely has some funny stuff in it.” And he told the New York Times that the film was about a “bus driver and poet.”
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: jenkins on January 11, 2018, 01:59:11 PM
i didn't like The Limits of Control when i first saw it, and Xixax trashtalked it (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10602.0), but i have friends who are fans, so i went back to it via the german blu-ray.

i think the beginning, the first 3/4ths, maybe even the first 4/5ths (i'd have to time it), is achingly gorgeous. it doesn't really have to be about a goddamn thing. he's meeting some people who make interesting comments about perspectives and movies.discussing themes Jarmusch has been singing about since the beginning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWuajEtB97Q). the meetings are because the assassin needs information related to his job. there's not a lick of narrative traction but there's every bit a sense of being. they need to swap match boxes. and it's all achingly gorgeous, for sure.

but the ending is such shit. idk man. sometimes opening one's heart doesn't stop something from being shit. i don't think it's shit that he makes it past the guards and Jarmusch asks the audience to use their imagination in that regard. i think it was shit before that. so there are like over a dozen guards for this place but somehow none of them notice Isaach De Bankolé standing on a fucking hill across from them. he just sits there and stares at them and no one notices. so it's not surprising to me when he can evade them. it's pretty clear that the guards are blind. then, Bill Murray is embarrassing. there was no reason for that to be Bill Murray. there's no reason for that to be the end of the movie. it's just shit.

i'll keep the movie for all the parts that lead up to the end, but anytime i watch this movie in the future i'll skip the end.

Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: jenkins on July 17, 2018, 12:27:26 AM
source (http://www.justjared.com/2018/07/12/selena-gomez-starts-work-on-zombie-movie-star-studded-cast/)

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Selena Gomez was joined by Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, and Austin Butler on the set of the upcoming Jim Jarmusch film on Thursday (July 12) in Fleischmanns, N.Y.

It looks like Selena and Austin might be playing a couple attacked by zombies while the other three are all playing cops.

While signs on set had the movie title listed as Kill The Head, Bill previously had said the film was called The Dead Don’t Die.

(https://i.imgur.com/HJE4t7n.jpg?1)

more photos available at site
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: eward on July 17, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
I was on her train out of Grand Central heading upstate the day before this pic was snapped. (Jessica Lange was on the train too). So, that's cool.
Title: Re: Jim Jarmusch
Post by: jenkins on August 11, 2018, 06:50:48 PM
i bought both Down by Law and Dead Man. i was just really disappointed in myself for only owning The Limits of Control. that fact itself went beyond my limits of control. oh you know, that helps start building an immediate side-topic too. Burroughs is the topic, since limits of control is his quote. i also bought Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. and in fact i'm currently reading In Youth Is Pleasure, by Denton Welch, with a foreward by Burroughs, who calls it the book that most inspired him. what a guy Burroughs was, lasting into my life at least.

returning to the immediate topic, i've also recently watched both Down by Law and Dead Man. it's their pacing that really grabs me. i find the pacing of Jarmusch and Kaurismäki inspiring. so the night i started watching Dead Man i put it on because i wanted to fall asleep early, except i found myself having breezily watched the first 45minutes without becoming the least bit tired. i was surprised. it seems like the least bit happens, but that's not true. even on the beginning train trip he reads about beekeeping, sees new passengers board the train, gets to meet Crispin Glover, and watches passengers shoot at buffalo. its pace is misleading, really. you don't fully recognize what's happening. then when he arrives at the job he doesn't have, it seems like he hits a dead end, except actually it's pretty lightspeed into being best friends with the native american, who is a character i like more every time i watch the movie. Jarmusch does this interesting thing where i don't think the story is really quite logical at all, but it feels so right while watching it.

i currently prefer Dead Man to Down by Law, though really they're both simple stories that feel rich and full, connecting back to appreciating Jarmusch's general style.