Only Lovers Left Alive

What is it?

The 2013 movie Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch, and according to Wikipedia:

In 2016, the film was ranked among the 100 greatest films since 2000 in an international critics poll by 177 critics around the world.[5]

Only Lovers Left Alive

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover.

Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister.

Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

(c) Sony Classics

Only Lovers Left Alive – Official Trailer

My Thoughts

I found out about this movie several years ago by accident on YouTube when I saw a trailer for it, and one day I watched it a couple of years ago during the night when I was in the mood for a movie like this.

That night my mood and environment (alone, in a dimly lit room, on a computer with headphones) were just right for a slow burn somewhat philosophical moody artsy movie like this, and so I liked this movie when I saw it that night and I connected with the mood of the movie that night.

But when I watched it again with my brother GC a year or so after that I did not like it as much as the first time.

As usual Tilda Swinton did a good job and was the reason that I watched this movie in the first place, Ms. Swinton and Tom Hiddleston worked together pretty well, the soundtrack was unique and set the mood, the approach to vampires was different compared to the usual vampires now-a-days, and this is a movie that is better watched when you are in the mood for it and when watched in an environment more fitting for it.


Only Lovers Left Alive OST – 01 Streets of Detroit


‘Draft Day,’ ‘Joe’ & ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ | This Week’s Movies: Reviews | The New York Times

The end,

-John Jr

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