Mystery Train (1989), directed by Jim Jarmusch ★★★★

So I saw that one of the characters is Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. That name rang a bell, and at first I thought he was from one of Les Blank’s documentaries, then this morning the light bulb goes off – Eva’s quote in Stranger Than Paradise: That’s Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and he’s a wild man so bug off … after Willie cuts off I’ve Got a Spell on You and says I really hate that kind of music. One of the Criterion supplements is a Q & A with Jim Jarmusch (who dosen’t like commentaries, and prefers Q & A) has one guy asking if that’s Roberto Benigni in the casket that Nicoletta Braschi (his wife) is flying with.


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