“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.”
Happy birthday, Mr. Jarmusch.
Read J. Hoberman’s essay on where it all began: STRANGER THAN PARADISE.
Look through polaroids of Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni while filming DOWN BY LAW.
Or watch Jim talk about musicians, filmmaking, Robert Mitchum, and the Sons of Lee Marvin.