Thursday, May 09, 2019

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive is an award-winning 2013 vampire film directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi and John Hurt. The music features prominently, adding to the atmosphere in this already atmospheric movie. Algiers, Detroit, soul and rock music, a mention of Stax, stringed instruments, O+ blood.... It's a priceless movie. I'd never heard of it until I was searching for vampire movies and just happened to come across it. I'm glad I did.

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Rolling Stone concludes, "Jarmusch, as ever, has the power to sneak up on you. He’s a spellbinder. The same goes for his movie." Slate says of the film's style, "Stillness and silence, the cardinal virtues of his method, have never been so pertinent as in the lives of the undead".

Roger Ebert's site calls it a "pleasurably droll and languorous soak in a pool of comical musings, nostalgic longing and sorrowful loss." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 84%.

16 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this but I do really like vampire movies. I am definitely going to check this out tonight or over the weekend. Oh there I go again, thinking it is Friday. Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I was glad to come across it, as I also like vampire stories and had never heard of this one.

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  2. I haven't heard of this one either-will check it out. I started reading the first book on the witches that I shared-I love it-great writing

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    1. I do enjoy the vampire stories. Ones about witches are much harder for me to find, and then when I find them they tend more towards comedy or romance than suits my taste. Good writing is a definite step in the right direction. It's hard to read bad writing, even when the story itself is good.

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  3. I've never heard of this film. I like Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston.

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  4. I've never heard of this film, nor any of the actors, and am not a fan of vampire movies, but you had me at MUSIC. I must watch this one when I have time.

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    1. These actors are good and always dependably watchable. The movie is a different take on the vampire in the current day. The music is interesting, and nobody says you have to keep an eye on the screen during a movie ;)

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  5. I like vampire movies! This one looks interesting.

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  6. I saw this one on TV and enjoyed it. Valerie

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    1. I had never heard of it and am glad to hear it gets some tv air play.

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  7. I'm usually not one for vampire movies but I can't believe who is in the cast on this one. Might have to peek. ;)

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    1. You can get a decent sense of it from the trailer I embedded. Enough to decide if you want to look for the full film. I did really like this one.

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  8. Glad that you liked this one 😀. Happy Saturday! J 😊 x

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    1. I'm partial to vampires of the non-sparkly variety ;)

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