Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Okay, now I can get excited. Less than 100 movies to write about! Once again, I would rather talk about my progress than write about this film. I really want to like Jarmusch but he is certainly making it difficult.
A reserved accountant named William Blake travels from Cleveland to a frontier town to work as a bookkeeper. When he arrives, he realizes that the position has been filled (Johnny Depp probably isn't used to rejection). He gets involved in a shootout and a Native American named Nobody tells him that the bullet is too close to his heart to remove; he is a dead man walking. The pair decide to travel to the Pacific Ocean so that Blake can join the spirit world.
I guess I should give Jarmusch credit for trying, but I still think his attempt to comment on race relations was a bit misguided. It came across as condescending and the assumption that every racist person is a homicidal maniac is incorrect.
Anyway, I think we are done with the Jarmusch films. Unfortunately, he didn't leave too favorable an impression.
Mili Avital's character is lifted from the William Blake poem, "The Book of Thel."