Jim Jarmusch Goes Fishing with John Lurie

Gfw Staff

"So, what are the great fish movies?" says Jim Jarmusch in his typical deadpan drawl.

 "Um, Jaws?!" They both agree.

On Twitter recently, we were reminded of the work of genius that is the Fishing with John series, in which actor/musician John Lurie (Down By Law) takes a mate (usually a very hip actor or director) out on a fishing trip. But don't be fooled; this is NOT about fishing. In fact John and his pals know next to nothing about hooking a slippery one. Instead they banter about everyday life and, of course, movies. 

With Jim Jarmusch's upcoming Only Lovers Left Alive due out soon, we thought this particular episode was a great reminder of the director's idiosyncratic personality. After watching this, though, you're going to need to watch 'em all. Furthermore, if you only watch this for one thing, let it be the head-banging at 3:53. And that is John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch head-banging in a car, by the way. Seriously, this is the best thing we've ever seen. 

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