i’ve only seen a few movies my jarmusch. down by law and ghost dog and mystery train and broken flowers.i just saw dead man tonight and it’s tough to say if i like it more than than the others. however it’s the movie that has opened my eyes to see his visionary style for what i feel it really is. the black and white and the music and the acting in this movie is so original. i don’t think i’ve ever seen the world this way. then i thought about his other movies. they’re referential, sure, this one is too, but the references are a means to express a simple note of cool, to make the movie a movie we can trust, then riffing off of that takes on a soulful jam about america that has got to belong to jarmusch and no one else. filmmakers like these are the kind that remind me how rich our cinema is and it’s strange how cast aside these artists are by a lot of film society. i read that jarmusch had gotten all sorts of hollywood invitations when he was a rock star filmmaker but that he wanted to remain independent. i guess it’s cool with him to just stick with the cool friends he has and keep doing what he’s doing but i don’t know i still think the man needs a little respect. real filmmakers need more credibility like this guy and we need more of his movies.