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‘Only Lovers Left Alive’: Jarmusch’s Vampire Malaise

In “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jim Jarmusch’s celebration of art and style, cultured vampires make up a kind of aesthetic aristocracy.

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And I don’t mean because of vampires:

“[T]his elegy for the tradition of the cool has a defensive, even reactionary undercurrent. At bottom, it’s a generational protest against the zombie kids and their enablers, digitally distracted creatures who don’t appreciate the tactile, sensual glories of the old things.”


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