Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #237 - The Films of JIM JARMUSCH

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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #237 - Jim Jarmusch

    Broken Flowers (2005)
    ... aka Broken Flowers (USA)
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    ... aka Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live (USA: complete title)
    Dead Man (1995)
    Night on Earth (1991)
    Mystery Train (1989)
    Down by Law (1986)
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983)
    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)
     
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    A leading director of the American independent film scene in the '80's.

    1. Down By Law - A (Very funny comedy about prisoners on the lam, with gorgeous B&W cinematography courtesy of Robby Muller and the music of John Lurie and Tom Waits)
    2. Broken Flowers - B+
    3. Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai - B+ (Jarmusch combines East and West with an African-American samurai (Forrest Whitaker) takes on the mob in this clever film)
    4. Night on Earth - B+ (A 5-part film following the stories of cab drivers around the world. Some parts are better than others with the Italian and Finnish segments being my favorite)
    5. Mystery Train - B- (A multi-character piece set in a down-and-out hotel in Memphis)
    6. The Limits of Control - B-
    *7. Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (Segment "Int.Trailer Night") - B-
    8. Dead Man - C+
    9. Stranger Than Paradise - C+
    10. Coffee & Cigarettes - C (This multi-part film shot over 17 years is a coffee-sippin' conversation piece. A couple of these I liked, the Alfred Molina-Steve Coogan bit being my favorite, but most were uninteresting with a few being downright mind-numbing)

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    Broken Flowers (2005)
    ... aka Broken Flowers (USA)
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    ... aka Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live (USA: complete title)
    Dead Man (1995)
    Night on Earth (1991)
    Mystery Train (1989)
    Down by Law (1986)
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983)

    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)


    Bolded films I've seen. Love Dead Man, the rest that I've seen are solid three-star films; agree with Brook on Night on Earth.
     
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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    The Limits of Control (2009) [​IMG]
    Broken Flowers (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    Dead Man (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Night on Earth (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Mystery Train (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Down by Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)

    Seen 10
    Own 6

    Jim Jarmusch is the 16th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
     
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    I've heard of him, though I don't know why, since I've never seen any of his films.
     
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    JIM JARMUSCH (1953 - )


    The Limits of Control (2009)

    Broken Flowers (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    Dead Man (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Night on Earth (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mystery Train (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Down by Law (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)
     
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    Broken Flowers - B+
     
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    Broken Flowers ***1/2
     
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    Broken Flowers (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (Segment "Int.Trailer Night") - B-
     
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    Broken Flowers (2005) - 7/10

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) - 6/10
    Dead Man (1995) - 7/10


    Night on Earth (1991) - 5/10

    Down by Law (1986) - 7/10
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983) - 5/10
     
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    ALL RATINGS OUT OF [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (FIVE) STARS


    Broken Flowers (2005) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    Dead Man (1995) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Night on Earth (1991)
    Mystery Train (1989)
    Down by Law (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983)
    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)
     
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    added Dead Man (1995) - 7/10
     
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    (stars out of four)
    Broken Flowers (2005) **
    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) ***
    Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) ***
    Year of the Horse (1997)
    Dead Man (1995) ****
    Night on Earth (1991) ***1/2
    Mystery Train (1989)
    Down by Law (1986)
    Stranger Than Paradise (1983) **
    The New World (1982)
    Permanent Vacation (1980)

    My favorite is Dead Man, for sure, but Night on Earth runs a close second. His other films never quite work for me, though. I've also turned off Stranger Than Paradise; I just didn't get like I got some of his other work.
     
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    Stranger Than Paradise - C+
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Dead Man - C+
     
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    The Limits of Control - B-
     

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