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"A fascinating and intelligent insight into what is probably Jarmusch's most ambiguous and challenging film." -- 6degrees

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Jonathan Rosenbaum is film critic for the Chicago Reader, and the author of many books on cinema.
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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: British Film Institute (August 26, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851708064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851708065
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "birdstuff" on December 6, 2000
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a much maligned and mis-understood film when it came out, it's great to see a writer the stature of Rosenbaum giving "Dead Man" the respectful examination it deserves.
Rosenbaum mixes his own thoughtful analysis with excerpts from various interviews he conducted with Jarmusch to illuminate the many aspects of the film: from Neil Young's haunting soundtrack, to the role of tobacco, to its place in the acid western genre.
if you love the film, this book is the perfect companion piece.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tony on November 27, 2001
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Rosenbaum is, for my money, the best film critic out there. His original essay on "Dead Man" led me to take another look at the film, which has since become one of my all-time favorite movies. This thoughtful commentary will help you think about what is probably the best American film made in the 1990s. And, if you like this, you should follow Rosenbaum's columns in the Chicago Reader. I often disagree with him, but there's no one more thoughtful, informed, and passionate about movies; he's a treasure.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "birdstuff" on December 6, 2000
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a much maligned and mis-understood film when it came out, it's great to see a writer the stature of Rosenbaum giving "Dead Man" the respectful examination it deserves.
Rosenbaum mixes his own thoughtful analysis with excerpts from various interviews he conducted with Jarmusch to illuminate the many aspects of the film: from Neil Young's haunting soundtrack, to the role of tobacco, to its place in the acid western genre.
if you love the film, this book is the perfect companion piece.
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