Jarmusch injects the film with a 1980s sense of bravado and disenchantment, then cuts it down at the knees with his deadpan sense of humor and minimalist aesthetic. I know that hazy and exhausted feeling induced by long drives across middle America all too well. Stranger Than Fiction feels like a post-Beatnik tip-of-the-hat, and it's an independent film made during an era when that label still meant something.
Loved it. The more Jarmusch I watch the more impressed I become. I was emotionally affected by this film in a way I didn't expect going into it. Yes the movie is very funny but I also found it to be tremendously sad and I can't quite tell why. Anyway its really a remarkable achievement.
"It's "Screamin Jay Hawkins" he's a wild man so bug off." haha. I loved the characters and I loved the mise en scene. The whole film gives you a nice feeling and I think it's a great piece of art. Thank you, independent film makers.