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A strange western masterpiece of the nineties.
on 18 August 2000
Dead Man is a triumph of cinematography. Jim Jarmusch has created an excellent vehicle for Johnny Depp [William Blake} who is cast as an offbeat innocent drawn into a world where life is cheap and he must delve into the depths of his humanity for survival. Beautifully filmed in Monochome which adds to the atmosphere and enriches the characters and scenic landscape of the old west. Cameo performances from Robert Mitchum, Iggy Pop etc. add the mood and strangeness of this film. Gary Farmer [Nobody], excellent as the indian who befriends Depp and leads him towards his final destiny. The final poignant scenes are both visually beautiful and moving aided by a wonderfully haunting soundtrack by Neil Young which will live long in the memory after the film is over. Depp fans will love this as he is at his best and will watch this one again and again. Highly recommended. B Lynch.