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Jim Jarmusch

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Jim Jarmusch on December 10, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Jim Jarmusch

He was born on 22 January 1953, Akron, Ohio, USA . He graduated from Tisch School of Arts in New York. He also went to paris to study film at the Cinematheque Francaise. His early job in fimmaking career was an assistant director of the film by Nicholas Ray and Win Wenders called Lightning Over Water (1980). He met Nicholas Ray, legendary filmmaker, who helped him to make Permanent Vacation (1982). His next film Stranger Than Paradise (1984) received many awards including he Camera d’or at the Cannes Film Festival. He always cast musical as his actors.

His next film Down by Law (1986), a black & white film, was considered the masterpiece for his style. The next films Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1990). It was well received from the critics but some say that the concept was lost. In 1995, he proved himself again with the film Dead Man (1995) starring Johnny Depp. This film he can deal with the big issue as death and the American heartland. He continues making film such as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005).

His interesting films are

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

Down by Law (1986)

Mystery Train (1989)

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Dead Man (1995)