Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Is such a sad beautiful movie that you all should see it if you haven’t. At first I wasn’t quite sure where it was going, or if I wanted to go with it. It’s not a fast-paced film. But it is a really moving portrait of this man who – well, he moves to this small town to get a job and something happens and he’s run out of town and what happens to him while he’s on this journey is in some ways subtle and other ways not. He develops a typically Jarmuschy friendship with this Native American named Nobody. In some ways it also addresses the subject of identity, maybe everything does, because he begins the movie as this mild-mannered guy and in some ways that’s still a part of him at the end, but he’s also so much more. And the music is rocking and haunting at the same time. I don’t want to say too much more if you haven’t seen it, but the end totally killed me.