James R. Jarmusch, known as Jim Jarmusch, (born January 22, 1953) is an American independent filmmaker.Jarmusch is a major exponent of independent cinema, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jarmusch's first major film, Stranger Than Paradise, was produced on a budget of approximately $125,000 and released in 1984 to much critical acclaim.Recounting a strange journey of three disillusioned youths from New York to Cleveland to Florida, the film broke many conventions of traditional Hollywood filmmaking, and to this day is still considered a landmark work in modern independent film. In 1986, Jarmusch wrote and directed Down by Law, a film about three convicts in a New Orleans jailhouse. As a result of his early work, Jarmusch became an influential representative of the trend of the American road movie. His next two films each experimented with parallel narratives: Mystery Train told three stories, one after the other, set on the same night in and around a small Memphis hotel, and Night on Earth involved five cab drivers and their passengers on rides in five different world cities, beginning at sundown in Los Angeles and ending at sunrise in Helsinki.
In 1995, Jarmusch released Dead Man, a film set in the American West in the 19th century starring Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer that has been called a Western movie, an "acid western", an "anti-Western", and a "post-Western" by various critics. The film has been hailed as one of the few films made by a Caucasian that presents an authentic Native American culture and character, and Jarmusch stands by it as such; however, critics have both praised and decried the film for its portrayal of the American West, violence, and especially Native Americans. The film was shot in black and white by Robby Müller, and features a score composed and performed by Neil Young.
Following artistic success and critical acclaim in the American independent film community, he achieved mainstream renown with his far-East philosophical crime film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, shot in Jersey City and starring Forest Whitaker as a young inner-city man who has found purpose for his life by unyieldingly conforming it to the Hagakure, an 18th-century philosophy text and training manual for samurai, becoming, as directed, a terrifyingly deadly hit-man for a local mob boss to whom he may owe a debt, and who then betrays him. The soundtrack was supplied by the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA. The film was unique among other things for the number of books important to and discussed by its characters, most of them listed bibliographically as part of the end credits.
Jarmusch at CBGB in New York City on November 30, 2003
In 2004 he released what is possibly the final version of Coffee and Cigarettes, a collection of short film vignettes the first of which, "Strange to Meet You", had been shot for and aired on Saturday Night Live in 1986, and featured actor-filmmaker Roberto Benigni and comedian Steven Wright. This had been followed three years later by a "Twins", a segment with actors Steve Buscemi and Joie and Cinqué Lee, and then in 1993 with the Short Film Palme d'Or-winning "Somewhere in California", starring musicians Tom Waits and Iggy Pop. Coffee and Cigarettes was eventually released to selected theaters as a collection of eleven installments.
Jarmusch' latest film, The Limits of Control, is set to open on May 22, 2009. The film will star Isaach de Bankolé and be set in Spain.* Permanent Vacation (1980)
* Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
* Down by Law (1986)
* Mystery Train (1989)
* Night on Earth (1991
* Dead Man (1995)
* Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
* Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
* Broken Flowers (2005)
* The Limits of Control (2009)Permanent Vacation 1980
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