Fucky Film Review!

Stranger Than Paradise

Posted by Web Manager on May 1, 2009

Jim Jarmusch 1982

My nephew was back last weekend and he wanted to see this, which was fine with me. There’s a lot of subtlety in the choreography that I hadn’t noticed before, just in the simple ways that the director of photography Tom DeCillo tracked some action with the camera and let other significant action take place off screen, so that you’re often aware of two things happening at once. He talks about this a little in an interview with a German TV host on the bonus disc.  The Germans also visit Chris Parker, who starred in Jarmusch’s first first film PERMANENT VACATION, and it was kind of sad because it seemed like things weren’t going so well for him.  As for me, things were going great, and then this morning it turned out they weren’t as great as I thought, in large part because I am an idiot.  I hope Chris is doing OK now.

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One Response to “Stranger Than Paradise”

  1. MC Aaron said

    Three great things about Tom DiCillo:
    -he was DP on Stranger Than Paradise (as you noted)
    -he directed Johnny Suede, Box of Moonlight and Delirious
    -he still wears sleeveless shirts

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