Review of Night on Earth (1991)

Moving picture, 129 minutes

Five taxi rides in five different Western cities on the same night, moving east.

Jarmusch. Often held up as a good example of “slice of life”. There is a strong authorial presence in where each segment begins and ends (except the superior ending of New York), and plenty of dramatic events (e.g. being offered a part in a major film, dying, crashing the car). It also plays to some national stereotypes and such, so it should not be regarded as an attempt at great realism.

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