Tuesday, August 12, 2008

DEAD MAN

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If you haven't seen the film DEAD MAN by Jim Jarmusch, it's really high on the list of must sees. And it doesn't hurt that it has a beautifully, sparse, raw,
crunchy, solo instrumental electric (w/ acoustic during credits) guitar driven soundtrack/score by Neil Young. It's worth noting how Young is able to deliver the grit, tone, and mood of the Old West with an electric instrument that did not exist in that time period, and yet it works perfectly with the film.
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Trailer:

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Scenes intercut with Neil Young working on the score:

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Easily one of my favorite films.
Cheers,
Daniel

ras said...

all of jim's films are great. especially the ones with Tom waits -Mystery Train and Down by Law, Coffee and Cigarettes. then there's the fishing with John series with John Lurie

Gazelle said...

Most critics panned the film, but I think this was just because they are brainwashed by the usual drivel Hollywood cranks out. A few got it, though - it's a masterpiece in its own right.

R.T. said...

i feel it's a masterpiece as well and believe Jarmusch should be counted in the book of GREATS, a maverick that sticks to his guns with a truly unique creative vision.

J.P. said...

My favorite Jarmusch and Depp film. They should do another one together.

R.T. said...

i'd look forward to that, big time.

warm jet said...

an amazing opportunity Neil was given to rock free form live to the serious talent on screen. A soundtracker's dream.