Only Lovers Left Alive

Synopsis: Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Jim Jarmusch
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  9 wins & 42 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
R
Year:
2013
123 min
Website
4,160 Views


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(CLICK)

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS)

Here I go

Going down, down, down

My mind is a blank

My head is spinning

Around and around

As I go deep into

the funnel of love

It's such a crazy, crazy feeling

I get weak in the knees

My poor old head is a reelin'

As I go deep into

the funnel of love

I tried and I tried,

to run and hide

I even tried to run away

Ya just can't run

From the funnel of love

It's bound to get ya someday

Deep into the funnel of love

Deep into the funnel of love

(CAR DOOR CLOSES)

(CAR DOOR BEEPING)

(DOORBELL RINGING)

ADAM:
Ian.

- IAN:
Adam, man, how are you?

- ADAM:
Hey.

- Is this the Supro?

- IAN:
Yeah.

It's a beautiful one, man.

I hope you're gonna like

it because these Supros,

they're getting harder and

harder to find, you know?

You get one, but the

pickups are messed up.

You get one, the neck is

messed up or something.

Oh, Sh*t.

Adam, you want me to take off my

shoes? I think I stepped in some mud.

- Ian, I really wouldn't bother.

- All right.

ADAM:
The Supro.

IAN:
1959, man.

- Really nice, Ian. Thank you.

- Cool.

All the electronics, everything,

are original, of course.

- I plugged them in, made sure they work.

- Just what the doctor ordered,

as they say.

(STRUMS NOTE)

I shall call him William Lawes.

It's a male?

This one is, yeah.

(PLAYING SOFT MELODY)

Who's William Lawes?

Oh, just some old

17th-century English guy.

Wrote some great funeral music.

Then, during the English Civil War,

he was casually shot dead

by a Parliamentarian.

Oh.

That sucks.

Adam, check this one out, man.

- This one...

- Is a very strange Hagstrom from 1960.

- Swedish.

- Yeah.

- ADAM:
Look at this thing.

- Heh, heh.

Look at the back.

- Mother of toilet seat.

- Heh, heh.

Seriously, man.

Wow.

And this one...

Check this out.

ADAM:
It's a Silvertone.

From the very early '60s.

With an amp built into

the case. Fantastic.

IAN:
Right?

Yeah.

And...

Oh, that's a lovely

Gretsch Chet Atkins.

Mm-hm.

6120, Double Cutaway.

(PLAYS MELODY)

Heh.

I once saw Eddie Cochran

play one of these.

Though he had the front pickup

modified to a Gibson P-90.

Wait. You actually saw

Eddie Cochran play?

Yeah, on YouTube.

Oh, right.

Of course, man.

()

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

MAN:
Hey, you.

- I have something special for you.

- Hey. We have what you need.

I know you don't wanna play live,

I know you wanna remain anonymous,

but you being so reclusive

and everything...

is probably only gonna make people

more interested in your music.

ADAM:
Yeah.

What a drag.

(GUITAR PLAYING SOFT MELODY)

Listen, Ian. There is

something you can do for me.

Anything. Yeah,

anything. What is it?

I need a bullet.

A very special bullet.

Really? I got you that box of

shells with the .38 last year.

I know, the .38.

I need a .38-caliber

bullet but made of wood.

A wooden bullet? Seriously, man?

And made from the hardest and

most dense wood you can find.

I'd suggest ironwood, lignum vitae.

Maybe snakewood,

Piratinera guianensis.

Or possibly African blackwood,

Dalbergia melanoxylon.

Find someone who can

make it for me?

Yeah, but could you just...?

Could you repeat the last couple?

ADAM:
Ironwood, lignum vitae.

Snakewood, Piratinera guianensis

or blackwood, Dalbergia

melanoxylon.

IAN:
Dalbergia...

Okay.

Yeah, I mean, I think I know

someone, but what the hell for?

It's for a...

A project.

A secret art project.

Okay, cool, cool.

All right, let me think. Um...

Thank you, Adam.

The shell casing should be brass,

but the bullet has to be wood.

- You just want one?

- Just the one, yeah.

Okay, cool.

Uh, anything else weird or

interesting you might need?

There's a warehouse sale.

This guy's selling all these Sovtek amps,

germanium resistors, Soviet tubes.

I thought I might check

it out, see if you...

No, I'm good. Thank you.

Okay.

Can I use your bathroom

before I head out?

Uh, I'm afraid it's

still out of order.

Still? I'm gonna get someone...

- Don't bother.

- It's really no bother.

No!

Look, Ian, I, uh...

I'm gonna fix it myself. I just

haven't gotten around to it yet.

Please, feel free to

piss in the garden.

()

(MEN SPEAKING ARABIC)

(ARABIC POP MUSIC

PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS)

(CHATTERING IN ARABIC)

(DOOR OPENS)

Bilal.

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

(SPEAKING ARABIC)

Tell me, how is he, really?

My teacher is fragile,

but he has a strong spirit.

He's in such good hands.

He's my family.

And I protect...

Protect his secrets.

And yours too.

(COYOTES HOWLING)

(ENGINE WHIRRING)

()

MAN:
Actually, hospital management

no longer considers it overtime.

Yes.

Mistress mine.

EVE:
There's only an

hour before sunrise.

I'm well aware of that, my dear.

Is that the really good stuff?

Yes, Eve.

From the French doctor?

Precisely.

So how is the fabulous

Christopher Marlowe tonight?

I told you a thousand times,

never call me that name in public.

Oh.

You nutcase.

I can keep a secret.

You should know that.

But I ask you,

the most outrageously delicious

literary scandal in history...

Dear Eve, that was

four centuries ago.

You've been wearing that

weskit for four centuries.

I was given this in 1586, and

it's one of my favorite garments.

Are you saying that we're never

gonna let the cat out of the bag?

Can't we drop the odd

hint here and there?

It would cause such

thrilling chaos.

I think the world has enough chaos

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Jim Jarmusch

James Robert Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, and composer. He has been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s, directing such films as Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and Paterson (2016). Stranger Than Paradise was added to the National Film Registry in December 2002. As a musician, Jarmusch has composed music for his films and released two albums with Jozef van Wissem. more…

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