A review of Sara Piazza’s book, Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words, and Noise published in The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. An excerpt:
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise, a new book from Berlin-based journalist and producer Sara Piazza, admirably resists the temptation to isolate Jarmusch as a singular figure of genius in an artistically barren period of Hollywood history. The book also evades the trappings of simple, celebratory biography. Instead, Piazza critically and vitally interrogates the concepts of “independent” and “filmmaker” through Jarmusch’s thirty-year career as an artist, director, and musician.