― Girolamo Savonarola, Saturday, 26 July 2003 05:58 (nineteen years ago) link
A quote from the beginning of this review:
Jim Jarmusch's seventh narrative feature, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, which I've seen three times, may be a failure, if only because most of its characters are never developed far enough beyond their mythic profiles to live independently of them. But if it is, it's such an exciting, prescient, moving, and noble failure that I wouldn't care to swap it for even three or four modest successes.
And from the end:
Jarmusch daringly uses Whitaker for the most part as a hulking silent presence, going about his business in purposeful and dedicated mime, but whenever the movie requires the character to be something more than a mythic icon, we don't know quite what to make of him.
...which is more or less what I've thought of the film. As I've said, I don't hate Ghost Dog, not at all, it is simply inferior to other Jarmusch films (with the exception of Permanent Vacation). Like the quoted reviewer, I appreciate Ghost Dog as a stylistical/mythical/cross-cultural (perhaps even allegorical) exercise, but it doesn't really touch me. An interesting failure indeed.
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 28 July 2003 08:19 (nineteen years ago) link
The scene where all of the old Italian mobsters are sitting around the shop and the landlord comes and gives them grief for not paying the rent was pretty funny. I liked the way he went character for character in the room in the sequence, it is a funny lineup of old tough guys.
― earlnash, Friday, 26 September 2003 13:26 (nineteen years ago) link
― athos magnani (Cozen), Friday, 14 November 2003 19:28 (nineteen years ago) link
"Why am I here?"
Jarmusch: "I don't think you should drive?"Lurie: "Huh? You don't think I should drive? Why? What?"Jarmusch: "I’ll drive."Lurie: "You wanna drive?" Jarmusch: "No."
― Girolamo Savonarola, Friday, 14 November 2003 19:48 (nineteen years ago) link
― strgn, Monday, 2 April 2007 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link
― Hurting 2, Monday, 16 April 2007 04:15 (fifteen years ago) link
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Monday, 30 May 2011 13:07 (eleven years ago) link
Saw this dude at apple soho today. Grew about 3 chins
― calstars, Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:15 (four years ago) link
I just saw "the dead dont die" and I cant work out if I hated it, or it was really clever and dryly witty. I mean I'll happily watch Adam Driver drly remark "this is gonna end badly" on a loop for 2 hours, and the reviews make me think I missed something, but... enh?
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 2 September 2019 00:00 (three years ago) link
I know it wasn't loved by most, but some of my favorite people really liked this and I'm looking forward to it
― Dan S, Monday, 2 September 2019 00:33 (three years ago) link
It was very Cohen Bros dry. I should have paid it a bit more attention (I didnt see it in a cinema, but at home *coff*)
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 2 September 2019 00:38 (three years ago) link
More discussion here Veg: It's a sad and beautiful world: the Jim Jarmusch poll.
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 2 September 2019 00:38 (three years ago) link
erm, Trayce, derp
Ha yeah I didnt realise I'd posted this on ILF whoops!
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 2 September 2019 01:02 (three years ago) link