I'm glad I get to watch this as a teenager, as someone becoming an adult.
My grandma is visiting for my birthday and I wanted to watch this with her. Towards the end she commented that the city seems to reflect his mood, and that he seems to be a personification of the city. I love that she saw that, and it is very much on purpose. The film was inspired by William Carlos Williams' poem, Paterson, in which he imagines the city as a man.
I've been reading a lot of poetry this year,…
For me, music has led the way when it comes to film. Music helped me along with Jarmusch and Anderson, in fact I had the Rushmore soundtrack when I was little, long before I saw the film. And I initially watched Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries because I had mistaken the title for a Franz Ferdinand song. Now, a few years ago, intrigued by the Miles Davis soundtrack, I decided to give Elevator to the Gallows a shot. Thank god. I…