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Old 09-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #8400
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Watched Dead Man for the first time, last night. I've always wanted to see this movie, but I've heard reviews from both ends of the spectrum and now that I've finally seen it, I have to say I liked it very much.

Johnny Depp plays William Blake, an accountant who was promised a job in a desolate, murky, and hellish western town. The job fell through and after spending his last coin on a bottle of whiskey- the night ends with him on the lam- a hunted dead man.

The film includes Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Mitchum (in his last film), John Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, that freak- Crispin Glover, as well as the totally awesome- Iggy Pop.

Neil Young strums a haunting and brooding guitar throughout the entire movie.

This isn't your typical western- it's more of a spiritual journey such as Dante's The Divine Comedy including conflicts with honor & law, civilization & wilderness, and life & death. So, if you're expecting shoot-outs or John Wayne, you won't like this. This movie is a journey through hell guided by a Native American named, Nobody. There are some very graphic scenes and some subtle comedy in this. It's slow, and that mystery is driven by Neil Young's soundtrack. Not great, but a really good film by one of my favorite director's- Jarmusch.
Just watched this again. Enjoyed it even more this time around. Agree that it's not a great movie, but still one that I find myself drawn to. The music, the acting, and the pacing. Plus I love Nobody.
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