Jim Jarmusch: The Art of the Music in His Films

http://www.openculture.com/2011/11/jim_jarmusch_the_art_of_the_music_in_his_films.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6aCMgy0ES4#t=64

For the surreal 1995 western Dead Man (sampled in the montage above) Jarmusch enlisted Neil Young to compose and perform the soundtrack. “To me,” Young is quoted as saying at the outset of the project by Jonathan Rosenbaum in his BFI Modern Classics book on the film, “the movie is my rhythm section and I will add a melody to that.” Young recorded his minimalist score, much of it improvised, in a large warehouse in San Francisco while watching a rough cut of the film. Young played all the instruments: electric and acoustic guitars, pump organ and a detuned piano.

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