Film Review: “Paterson” – a mood poem

I've just watched "Paterson" - a Jim Jarmusch film about a bus driver who secretly writes poetry and delights in overheard conversation.  It's a really gentle, observant film with not much action, but a lot of listening.  Here's a really good summary of it by reviewer Mark Kermode, who sums it up as a 'mood …

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poetry film connections

You don't go very far in looking at the arts before realising they are in constant conversation, inspiring one another.  Here is an example of a film/poetry connection - film maker Jim Jarmusch's tribute to the New York School of Poets, especially John Ashbery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-7C3MN1PIQ More recently, there has been an increase in the working …