Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

DVD - 2014
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Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires. An underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Publisher: [California], Sony Pictures Classics,, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 ONL NVD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
laser optical,rda
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital,rda
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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TheeAvebury
Feb 18, 2018

A slow, poetic, sensual look at vampires by the indie auteur Jim Jarmusch. An excellent film with a great music score.
The point of most art films is to make you think a little- must be tough for some people.

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Raynam
Feb 16, 2018

Very slow,very dark just no point even making this movie.The director usually has some kind of comedic action in his movies,this had none.No stars at all.Tom Hiddleston is in better movies than this.Tilda Swinton,you would except this kind of strange stuff from her.

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Byond
Jan 03, 2018

I made it through to the end of this. I abandoned the extra material on the dvd after about 10 minutes. Seemed there was no help in it. The song says, 'life's really worth living when you are mirth giving'. Time spent on this will have to have some other justification. The humor highlight here for me was when Eve takes in Adams digs, resembling the dwellings of hoarders recently featured on reality tv, and tells him, 'I really like what you've done with the place'.
As we watch Adam, we might not think of him as promising husband material; but Eve is kind of chipper. We have to remember they have been married three times over many hundreds of years; they've been through a lot together. They drink a kind of sauce that really sends them. Some in the audience might be wishing they could have some of that. Both of these are in the category of reformed vampires, this being the twentieth century. As such their procurement methods amount to no more than misdemeanors. They need their assistants, but money is in plentiful supply. Unpalatable for me, but, in the end, some will find this scrumptious.

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TheGreatDanton
Dec 26, 2017

this is movie is basically about a day in the life of someone that lives forever. It starts out with a lot of interesting themes (fighting boredom, finding meaning, a really long distance and long lasting relationship, death and despair, art, science, and humanity's potential) but they don't end up going anywhere. It has a languid pace (which I usually appreciate) but it is kind of boring in this case. if you like vampire movies like me, this movie does a lot of interesting things even if they don't end up going anywhere, it's still watchable.

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Nursebob
Sep 15, 2017

Jim Jarmusch is not among my favourite directors but this long languorous daydream, laced with melancholy and passion, is one of the hippest arthouse vampire flicks I’ve seen in some time. Those expecting the action-packed bloodbath of "From Dusk Till Dawn" or the screeching fiends of "30 Days of Night" will be sorely disappointed for Jarmusch is not out to make another monster movie. His undead are among the most literate, highly refined intelligentsia to ever walk the Earth—Adam (Tom Hiddleston) has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Lord Byron and Mary Wollstonecraft; Eve (Tilda Swinton) can read several languages at a time; Marlowe (John Hurt) is still writing even though his physical strength is waning—and all three have an uncanny affinity for flora and fauna, rattling off binomial nomenclature in flawless Latin. Fangs make a cursory appearance, blood is acquired from a lab rather than a jugular, and ghoulish behaviour is limited to a few brief yet significant scenes. As with all his productions Jarmusch likes to play with names (Eve books a night flight as “Daisy Buchanan” Adam visits the blood bank as “Dr. Faustus”) and he underlies it all with a vein of humour that runs deep and dry—pun intended. Swinton and Hiddleston are a perfect match as the eternal lovers, Hurt is a winning combination of piercing intellectual and crusty old man, and the late Anton Yelchin shows his budding talent as Adam’s longhaired metalhead gofer. A story of immortals dealing with the terrifying prospect of their own immortality told with visual flair and a great deal of dramatic restraint.

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Calvacade
Aug 30, 2017

If you're a fan of Jim Jarmusch's movies- then I would recommend this film as being up there with the best of them ( Dead Man, Strangers in Paradise, Broken Flowers, etc. ). If you're unfamiliar with Jarmusch's work then be advised that he makes sardonic, comedic art films ( which means they have a slower pace than most movies)- not necessarily a bad thing- it's like music ( sometimes it's fast, sometimes it's slow ). Arguing the film needs flashbacks is illustrative of a lack of imagination on the viewer's part. Well worth watching.

CircMary Aug 03, 2017

Indie film buffs will love this 2014 Jim Jarmusch vampire film set in Detroit, of all places! With great acting by Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, a fantastic soundtrack that includes rockabilly great Wanda Jackson and American blues and R&B/soul singer Denise LaSalle, and its unusual storyline, you will want to watch this one again.

MomoT Jan 11, 2017

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are immortal vampire lovers. How did we not notice this about them earlier? This is a slow-moving and sumptuous outing, with very little in the way of gore and violence but lots of ennui and stylish brooding. Glorious.

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GypzyMizzP
Aug 17, 2016

Too slow. Too dark. To boring. No good shots. No good costumes. No go hair and makeup.
What is the point to this movie?

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redwig
Jun 28, 2016

A movie for lovers. Soul-mate lovers, no less... If you have ever had a soul-mate, someone you would love for centuries, someone who, even when you are apart you always carry a piece of them with you... if you know what I am talking about then you will love this movie. And, if you don't know what I am talking about... man, that really sucks (vampire pun intended).

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