Tag Archives: Jim Jarmusch

June 01

Only Lovers Left Alive – Jim Jarmusch and the dark Eden. (Film Review)

  Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that is so pathologically cool it practically argues for it as a brand of aestheticism, is the current manifestation of Jarmusch’s ongoing relationship between his artistic self (The Artist) and his heritage as an American, which he claims to be made up of a collection of […]

February 28

Dead Man – Jim Jarmusch, William Blake and the death of America. (film review)

Some are born to sweet delight, some are borne to endless night. William Blake In 1793, William Blake wrote America a Prophesy which amounts to a kind of formula for revolution. One of the subplots of the work is oppression of the mind – what we might call ‘unconsciousness’ in pop terminology today. Blake had […]

February 24

Stranger than Paradise – Jim Jarmusch and the deadpan comedy of the absurd. (film review)

The film world on the internet is buzzing with Oscar chat at the moment, and seeing as so many of American offerings in the best film category this year are a poor affair at best, I thought it was a good idea to remember there have been some truly great American films made – even […]

January 07

Permanent Vacation – Jim Jarmusch starts his journey of cool. (film Review)

“You know, sometimes I just think I should live fast and die young, and go in a three-piece suit like Charlie Parker. Not bad, huh?” Probably the most arresting thing about Permanent Vaction (besides the ambition behind this first feature by Jim Jarmusch) are the opening images of an empty New York City. They reminded […]

Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch: Concerning the Entrance into Eternity – the spirit of a new music.

“With regard to the general subject of the life of souls, that is, of novitiate ┬áspirits, after death, I may state that much experience has shown that when a man comes into the other life he is not aware that he is in that life, but supposes that he is still in this world, and […]