Friday, September 27, 2013

DEAD MAN (1994)

The Great American Western (Post 11 of 12)

Dead Man

"My Name is Nobody"

Shot in glorious black and white and punctuated by Neil Young guitar riffs, this Jim Jarmusch indy Western takes the old story of the meek easterner, an accountant named William Blake (Johnny Depp), who through a series of strange events becomes a wanted outlaw and turns into a most dangerous man.

There's a lot of laughs here, too. Many provided by Gary Farmer as the Indian who thinks Blake is actually the poet of the same name.

And you got to like any movie that has both Iggy Pop and Robert Mitchum in it.

"Every night and every morn, some to misery are born. Every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight; some are born to endless night."