• When we released Jim Jarmusch’s films Down by Law and Night on Earth, the supplement Ask Jim, in which he answered questions viewers wrote in about his films, was so popular that we’ve decided to do it again. We are currently working on the special edition of Jarmusch’s Mystery Train, and we are wondering what questions you would like answered about the film. We can’t guarantee he will answer all (or any) of your questions on the release, but please post them in the comments here.

    We will be accepting your questions through January 6. Please do not post any personal requests; they will not be answered. Please do post thoughtful and creative questions. Post as many questions as you’d like, and remember to include your full name, city, state, and country of residence. Thanks for participating and look out for Criterion’s edition of Mystery Train this summer!

    *By posting a question to this address, you allow the Criterion Collection to use your full name, city, state, and country of residence and your question in full or edited form, in any or all media, worldwide, in perpetuity.

7 comments

  • By Jonathan D.
    December 23, 2009
    02:15 PM

    Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley?
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  • By bdcortright
    January 02, 2010
    01:46 AM

    You mentioned on the Night on Earth Criterion release that you watch a film a day. Before watching a film do you research it? If so, how in depth and what sources do you use? If a film is released in the way a film is released by Criterion do you read the supplements before, after or before and after viewing the film? Sometimes before seeing a film I will have a positive or negative feeling towards the film given it's director and or actors. Do you ever do this? Would films be different if they didn't have credits attached to them? Thanks, Bart Cortright Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • By Pete O.
    January 12, 2010
    01:19 AM

    Hey Jim, How much does it cost these days to obtain copyright permission for songs in films? Broken Flowers was one of my favorite films of the decade. For some reason I really love to listen to filmmakers talk about movies they love. Can you name just a few films you loved of this past decade that perhaps not many people have heard of? And can you try and make your fans wait a little less than 4 to 5 years for your films to come out (kidding) Peter O'Hara From the cold sad and beautiful country of Canada Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  • By Pete O.
    January 12, 2010
    01:21 AM

    Hey Jim Are you at all influenced by Jacques Tati? Fraser Collins New, Market Ontario, Canada
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  • By Pete O.
    January 17, 2010
    06:06 PM

    Dear Jim How's it going Adam North Bay Ontario, Canada
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  • By Geoff
    November 03, 2010
    02:22 PM

    Dear Jim Hey Jim, I just have to say this first, I loved your directing style in "The Limits of Control". I watched both parts of "Behind Jim Jarmusch" on the special features of "The Limits of Control" & I was highly impressed with your fucking amazing methods of directing in each of your films! If I have any specific questions for you, they would probably be; - What's your ALL time favourite movie?(if you have one) - What's your favourite brand of cigarettes? & - Would you ever come to Atlanta for a movie signing? Haha Geoff Oldham Atlanta, Georgia
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  • By Patrick
    December 13, 2011
    02:03 PM

    This is a really cool extra on the Mystery Train disc. Almost like a Jarmusch call-in show. Very cool.
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