Dead Man DVD
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, et
Director: Jim Jarmusch
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Some are born to sweet delight;
some are born to endless night.
One of my personal favorite movies of all time, but it's obviously not for everybody. I, for one, found the acting, cinematography, setting, soundtrack and story to fit perfectly. This film just falls into place. It's most definately a sum of its parts. My favorite thing about this movie, is that it's filmed in black and white. I read one review where they wrote "filmed in black and white for no reason". Wrong:
1) As cliche' as it sounds, it adds to the films ambiance.
2) It's a film that takes place in the early 19th century. It captures the vintage setting. Schindler's List was filmed in black and white for this same reason.
3) It's haunting. The whole film is surreal, and the black and white helps set the mood for isolation.
But, whatever. It boils down to this: Ignore all the reviews here. Even the good ones. Rent this movie, at least, then see if you like it or not. I can promise that the good majority of you will love it.
This disappointment from Jim Jarmusch stars Johnny Depp in
a mystery Western about a 19th-century accountant named William Blake,
who spends his last coin getting to a hellish mud town in Texas and ends
up penniless and doomstruck in the wilderness. A benevolent if goofy Native
American (Gary Farmer) takes an interest in guiding Blake on a quest for
identity in his earthly journey, but the film is really just a string
of endless shtick about inbred woodsmen, dumb lawmen, and a trio of irritable
killers. With Robert Mitchum, Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, Alfred Molina,
and a noodling soundtrack by Neil Young.