Jim Jarmusch’s Soft Spot for Zombies – The Wall Street Journal

Jim Jarmusch’s Soft Spot for Zombies  The Wall Street Journal

Thirty-five years ago, “Stranger Than Paradise” established Jim Jarmusch as a downtown New York auteur. These days he also lives part-time in the Catskills, not far from where he recently shot the zombie-filled black comedy, “The Dead Don’t Die.” “I’m like a mountain man,” Mr. Jarmusch says of his country life. “You can’t see another house and there are bears and coyote. I’m an amateur birdwatcher. I can read, I can write, I can make music. It’s just a dream.” Place, especially as it reflects American culture, has always been an important facet of his work, from early films like “Down by La…

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