BySeptember 03, 2007
It came from nowhere, it’s always been here—or so Stranger Than Paradise might seem. Jim Jarmusch had completed his first feature, Permanent Vacation, in 1980 and spent the next four years . . . Read more »
Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb. With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch’s one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece, Stranger Than Paradise, forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.
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