Sunday, September 02, 2007

Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984)

Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984)
Rating: 9.5

In the style of the cheaply made African American Independent films of the 60s, Jarmusch creates a humorous yet neorealistic portrayal of urban American life. The photography and dialogue is so natural an excellently delivered by the lead actors (John Lurie and Eszter Balint), relying on minimalistic dedramatization techniques as opposed to melodrama. The elliptical editing is a great touch as well making the story more episodic.

"It's Screamin' Jay Hawkins and he's a wild man so bug off."

1 comment:

IsabellaWilliams said...

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