Jim Jarmusch is a film director. I would call him a controversial figure although many people will probably disagree with me.
The first film that I ever saw which he directed was, Stranger than Paradise (1984). I just couldn’t understand why so many people seemed to like it. The story just went nowhere. It seemed to me that nothing much ever happened and watching that movie just seemed to me to be a colossal waste of my time. But many people disagree. They talk about the bleak landscape and the beautiful photography. But I can’t see the value in any of that if there is no story.
Other films he has directed that you may recognize are:
Down by Law (1986)
Dead Man (1995)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Broken Flowers (2005)
I never saw Dead Man or Ghost Dog. However, they both had some very famous actors. Broken Flowers starred Bill Murray. Ghost Dog starred Forest Whitaker. Dead Man starred Johnny Depp.
I did see Broken Flowers and once again, I just couldn’t see anything interesting happening in that story.
I must admit to being very confused. I really love watching Johnny Depp and Bill Murray and can’t imagine that major stars like them would appear in movies that had zero action and zero entertainment.
So, clearly there must be something I just don’t understand about this man or the films he makes.
I would be very happy if anyone could explain just what it is they see in his films and why so many people seem to like them.
Am I the only one who can’t see any value in his films?