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Monday, January 27, 2014

[Classic Clip] GZA, RZA & BILL MURAY in "Delirium"

Having just rewatched Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee & Cigarettes" for the first time since it came out in 2003, I wanted to take the opportunity to share that films classic RZA, GZA and Bill Murray skit. For those of you who didn't see the flick, it's basically a collection of 12 short films shot in beautiful black and white and sharing the main theme of coffee and cigarrettes. The various segments range from the straight to the bizarre, from the hilarious to the straight up boring, though there's definitely enough gems in there to make it a worthwhile watch. Many of the segments features famous actors or musicians playing fictionalized and often absurd versions of themeselves (as is the case with "Delirium" featuring hilarious performances from RZA, GZA and Murray). Other people featured in the movie include Steve Buscemi, Joie Lee & Clinque Lee (brother and sister of Spike Lee), Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett, Jack & Meg White (The White Stripes), and many others. It's a pretty fun, but indeed strange, movie that I liked a lot better at the age of 27 than I did at age 17.

In fact I'm currently going through Jarmusch filmography and more than "Coffee & Cigarettes" I'd strongly recommend checking out "Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai", "Dead Man", "Mystery Train" and "Broken Flowers". Very interesting director although he doesn't always hit the mark.

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