Stranger Than Paradise

Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1984. Vintage reference photograph from the 1984 film, showing actors John Lurie and the mystical Eszter Balint. With a printed xerographically duplicated label affixed to the bottom right corner of the verso.

Director Jim Jarmusch's first effort, "Permanent Vacation" (1980), was his final thesis at New York University's film school. As with the earliest films of Jean-Pierre Melville and David Lynch, he then spent four years making "Stranger than Paradise," shooting as money allowed. The resulting film was the stunning breakthrough of an auteur who both understood his masters and paved the way for a new kind of cinema.

8 x 10 inches. Fine.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 400. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #149336]