|Coffee and Cigarettes
||[Jun. 20th, 2004|07:26 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
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You know how most movies are like big long novels? Well, Coffee and Cigarettes is like a wonderful and surreal collection of short stories, unrelated but with recurring themes throughout. This is Jim Jarmusch's first film since Ghost Dog in 2000, and it's not really a "new" movie at all. It was made over a 17-year period; the first vignette, featuring Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright, was filmed in 1987. The Tom Waits and Iggy Pop segment was shot in 1992.
It's the story of people addicted. And it's not just coffee, either: two of the sketches involve tea. Each is a little gem, but some shine brighter than others. However, it's absorbing, and you find yourself getting involved with these people, even though you only glimpse 10 minutes of their lives. In that, it is reminiscent of Night on Earth...and like most Jarmusch works, it's filled with familiar faces we've seen in his earlier films.
Even if you don't smoke or drink coffee, you'll want to sit down and hang with these characters for an hour and a half...just to see what they have to say.