the jim jarmusch appreciation list
Willie: You’re sure you don’t want a TV dinner?
Eva: Yes. I’m not hungry. Why is it called TV dinner?
Willie: Um… You’re supposed to eat it while you watch TV. Television.
Eva: I know what a TV is. Where does that meat come from?
Willie: What do you mean?
Eva: What does that meat come from?
Willie: I guess it comes from a cow.
Eva: From a cow? It doesn’t even look like meat.
Willie: Eva, stop bugging me, will you? You know, this is the way we eat in America. I got my meat, I got my potatoes, I got my vegetables, I got my dessert, and I don’t even have to wash the dishes.
(stranger than paradise, 1984)
Pearline: Can’t you understand what he’s saying?
Ghost Dog: No, I don’t understand him. I don’t speak French, only English. I never understand a word he says.
Pearline: And that’s your best friend?
Ghost Dog: Yeah.
(ghost dog, 1999)
★★★★★ (#1 – #3)
★★★★ (#4 – #8)
★★★ / ★★★★ (#9 – #11)
- 5 movie of the year (“stranger than paradise”, 1984) (“mystery train”, 1989) (“night on earth”, 1991) (“dead man”, 1995) (“ghost dog”, 1999)
- 5 movies in the cinémathèque (“permanent vacation”, 1980) (“stranger than paradise”, 1984) (“mystery train”, 1989) (“ghost dog”, 1999) (“broken flowers”, 2005)