The key, I think, to Jim, is that he went gray when he was 15 … As a result, he always felt like an immigrant in the teenage world. He’s been an immigrant – a benign, fascinated foreigner – ever since. And all his films are about that.
His films are not middle of the road and include Down By Law, Mystery Train, Dead Man, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, The Limits of Control and – perhaps the most mainstream one (which I saw and enjoyed) – Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
But let’s get on with Peter’s face to face celeb encounter on…
The day I met Jim Jarmusch
There is a sweetness and maybe glory in being between things and having the time to sit and watch and walk and to soak in the places you would otherwise busily and blindly navigate through on your way to destinations and obligations. Two summers ago I was in that in between place having just finished a gig overseas and moved into a new place in Queens. I was halfheartedly looking for a new job and wholeheartedly toing and froing between the neighborhoods of New York: Billyberg, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, the Village, the lower east side and Soho Continue reading