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Jim Jarmusch (current best American arthouse director)

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I have not seen his movies. Make this thread for those who have ...

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Dead Man is one of my all-time favorites. I have a particularly fond memory of my first viewing of it, because I was like 13, and it has to be one of the first full-stop arthouse films I ever saw. I certainly didn't completely understand it at the time, but I was still transfixed by its unique atmosphere, and the performances and the dialogue were just fucking beautiful. "Do you know my poetry?"

 

Other than that, I've only seen Coffee and Cigarettes. Pretty wonderful little movie, endlessly enjoyable if you like the actors involved.

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1. stranger than paradise B (70)

2. broken flowers C+ (55)

 

just watched stranger than paradise. he seems to be a very understated director.

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Permanent Vacation - 4

Stranger Than Paradise - 8

Down By Law - 8.5

Night On Earth - 9

Dead Man - 10

Ghost Dog - 8.5

Coffee and Cigarettes - 7

Broken Flowers - 8

The Limits of Control - 4

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a very deadpan director, especially with the limits of control, a film i really have no idea what to think about.

 

7.0 permanent vacation

7.0 the limits of control

7.0 stranger than paradise

6.5 night on earth [seen only first two segments]

5.5 broken flowers

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Well I saw all of Jarmusch's films this spring and I can honestly say he's currently one of my top 10 favorite filmmakers. I wouldn't say there's a single misfire in his filmography, and practically no mediocre films, either - I would be up for rewatching all of them in the future. Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Man and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai are masterpieces, Down by Law and Only Lovers Left Alive are pretty close, and all the others are strong as well. 

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Unless there's something I'm forgetting, Dead Man is the only one of his movies I've seen. It's pretty to look at and I get the satire that he was going for, but it really just didn't do much for me.

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7.3 permanent vacation
7.0 the limits of control
7.0 stranger than paradise
6.3 night on earth [seen only first two segments]
5.5 broken flowers

5.0 dead man

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7.3 permanent vacation
7.0 the limits of control
7.0 stranger than paradise
6.3 night on earth [seen only first two segments]
5.5 broken flowers

5.0 dead man

5.0 down by law

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7.3 permanent vacation
7.0 the limits of control
7.0 stranger than paradise
6.0 night on earth [seen only first two segments]
5.5 broken flowers

5.3 coffee and cigarettes
5.0 dead man
5.0 down by law

4.3 coffee and cigarettes III

4.0 coffee and cigarettes I

3.8 coffee and cigarettes II

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i'm going to be seeing all jarmusch films anyway. uni library has his complete filmography.

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