Photo-Illustration: Vulture To describe Jim Jarmusch as the chillest filmmaker working today may not sound like high praise, and yet, no other term seems right to cover his style. The master of American indie cinema has never been in a rush, not once in his career. When he finds an image he likes, he has no reservations about lingering on it for a few extra beats. He makes movies motivated by mood and abstract ideas, full of people sitting around (or walking around, or driving around) and revealing themselves through what appears to be idle conversation. Jarmusch traffics in esoterica; he likes literature and poetry, jazz and blues, vintage cinema and the analog technologies used to project it. He's friends with Tom Waits and the Wu-Tang Clan. Jim Jarmusch is, by anyone's account, one cool cat. His latest project is Paterson , which stars Adam Driver as a New Jersey workingman who thinks about poetry and eavesdrops on the passengers in the bus he drives. In typically Jarmuschian fashion, there's both not much more and worlds more to it than that. The constants of Jarmusch's career come out in full force: The film's got allusions by the bushel, very little… Read full this story
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