"Intelligently written book”
“You’ll come away wanting to see a Jim Jarmusch film if you haven’t seen one”
"Piazza’s book is a lengthy and detailed study of Jarmusch that intelligently explores his work in terms of sound and which does draw on a few academic sources . . . Piazza doesn’t merely analyse how sound functions within his films, but argues for the importance of sound in terms of how it structures and permeates them. In focusing on how three sonic aspects work in his films – music, words and noise . . . her analyses on the whole are sophisticated and rich . . . an excellent and highly recommended book which contains some extremely insightful reflections on Jarmusch’s art."
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise is the first book to examine the films of Jim Jarmusch from a sound-oriented perspective.
The book uses wide-ranging examples from music, film, literature and visual art, and features interviews with many prominent figures including Ennio Morricone, Luc Sante, Roberto Benigni, John Lurie, and Jim Jarmusch himself.
1 June 2015