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Night on Earth (1991) July 30, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Drama, Movies.

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy

Dir. Jim Jarmusch

Starring Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni, etc.

5 slices of the lives of 5 cabbies in 5 cities around the one world which we do own. Yeah, the original tagline is slightly better.

It’s quite common for movies to forget themselves, get lost in the chase for an audience, and lose the heart of the story. How often have you gone to see a movie, already loving the key ingredients of it? You know and like the actors, the storyline intrigues you, and then you find that it was just a big mess in one way or another.

Now, Jim Jarmusch must have it easy in some ways. He is a storyteller. The premise of 5 cab rides at night may sound like a bad reality TV-show, but in the hands of a good storyteller it will entertain you. The stories in this movie aren’t even that important though, it’s the way they are told. Nothing much is happening, but the way it’s not is fantastic. It will have you hooked and wanting more, but you still feel fulfilled.

This is a very good movie if you’re looking for something to “clear the palet” inbetween your regular intake of blockbusters and trilogies. If you’ve somehow become disillusioned by a movie you’ve seen, check this out. It may restore some of your faith in movies.

Keywords: Episodal, Taxi



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very nice blog!mary

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