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DLCL Film Series on the Western: Dead Man (1995, Jim Jarmusch, USA)

Dead Man (1995, Jim Jarmusch, USA)
Dead Man tells the story of William Blake (played by Johnny Depp), an accountant from Cleveland who travels to a frontier town called Machine to be the bookkeeper in the town’s metalwork company. Finding the job has been filled, Blake has no money or prospects and ends up as a wanted man on the run, his only friend an Indian named Nobody (Gary Farmer). Set to a largely improvised solo score by Neil Young, Jarmusch dubbed the black-and-white film a “psychedelic Western,” as it delicately plays on classic Western themes. It has become something of a cult classic, with wonderful performances by Depp and an excellent cast.
Introduced by Tom Winterbottom



Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 07:00 PM


Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 113


Department of German Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages




Admission is free and open to the public. Undergraduates interested in attending more than one film in the series are encouraged to enroll in DLCL 152A for one unit. Graduate Students enroll for DLCL 354A.