By Davis Rivera
Jim Jarmusch is the rare filmmaker that is as enthusiastic about film as he is about music, literature, and numerous other arts. This wide berth of knowledge provides the groundwork for his latest effort, Only Lovers Left Alive. Overflowing with references to everyone from Rodney Dangerfield to Schubert, Jarmusch hypnotizes as often as he confounds in a film that praises the virtues of beauty and love at a time when they need it the most.
Davis Rivera is the recipient of the Marguerite & Otis Walter Scholarship for Excellence in Art History, founded the UArts Literary Society, recently completed a book on the last American auteur, and is working on two films to be released this spring. He lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
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