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    Default Dead Man - Jim Jarmusch

    This is one of my favorite movies, and I adore Neil Young's score. I feel like the depth comes more in Depp's transformation throughout the movie than any of the dialogue. It's also beautifully shot. It was recently released on the Criterion Collection, with a bunch of great bonus features.

    Anyone else seen this? Thoughts?

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    I have not seen it, but I do like Jarmusch's work. Ever see "Ghost Dog"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe B View Post
    I have not seen it, but I do like Jarmusch's work. Ever see "Ghost Dog"?
    I've heard good things, but have never seen it. I'll have to give it a go sometime.

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    Other movies I've enjoyed by Jim are Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers. I didn't care for Down by Law though.

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    I find this movie pretentious, like the line "Have you heard my poetry" as Depp/Blake shoots one guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    I find this movie pretentious, like the line "Have you heard my poetry" as Depp/Blake shoots one guy.
    I think it's one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. I also love that line, it's fantastic. There are a few things that really draw me into the film; Depp's evolution throughout is one. He starts off uptight and unsure of himself, and slowly morphs into a confident being with a sense of purpose, even if it's murder. (I'm not as interested in debating if his murders are justified or not)

    I love how the movie is shot, it's gorgeous. Matched with Neil Young's stellar soundtrack, it's just brilliant.

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    I prefer Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive". Sounds fantastic! One of my favourite movie. Perhapse, "Dead man" left me completely indifferent.

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    I haven't seen the film Dead Man by Jarmusch (I have only seen Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai & Coffee and Cigarettes by him, both very good movies, IMO), I know today it's considered a 'cult movie'. I think after this film (Dead Man), I've read somewhere that Johnny Depp said 'he would never perform in a big commercial movie hits'. After almost 24 years of Dead Man, Depp's viewpoint changed a lot...
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    I think it is the best movie made after the 70's, maybe the 60's. Absolutely superlative on every account, although maybe not for everyone.
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