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Jim Jarmusch took a moment to discuss his new film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which will be released this week.
Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. It is his 11th full-length movie. Music from the film is from the Dutch-born, lute maestro, Jozef van Wissem, according to Spin. Jarmusch previously worked with Wissem on the album, Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity.
Jarmusch told the Associated Press, “My antennae are always up. If something moves me, I want it to be part of me. I want it to be mine, whether it's 17th century English music or if it is punk rock or if it is Outside jazz or if it is Flaubert and Balzac or if it is David Foster Wallace or even if it is (crime novelist) Richard Stark."
Jarmusch studied poetry at Columbia in New York. He started making films like Permanent Vacation and The Limits of Control. More recently, Jarmusch has directed Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Mystery Train and Coffee and Cigarettes. He won the Grand Prize of the Jury for his film, Broken Flowers, in 2005.