November 17, 2007

I don't know what

I wouldn't mind being transported into one of Jim Jarmusch’s early films. His characters all have this certain je ne sais eerie and awkward charm maybe, that seems so very stylish when combined with the director's fantastic camerawork and deep blues-y soundtracks. Take Jarmusch’s most favored actor (and composer) John Lurie for example—he isn’t particularly attractive what with his strange nose and bizarre pout, and yet he emanates this cool vibe just by the way he cocks his head and walks with his jacket slung over his shoulder. It’s fabulous.

John Lurie in Stranger than Paradise

Chris Parker in Permanent Vacation

Masatoshi Nagase and Yuki Kudo in Mystery Train

And my favorite three--Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni in Down by Law


Mario Ballesteros said...

early jarmusch is absolute beauty. i would only blot out benigni.(found you by clicking on permanent vacation btw).


Bobble Bee said...

*John Lurie* bahm bahm... my heart beats hard...

Unknown said...

in general, i'm not a waits fan. actually, as a rule, i'm not. but down by law was just so good. and, yeah, lurie in stranger than paradise is cooler than cool, but i'm not really sure why.

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