“You’ll never get it if you don’t slow down, my friend”: towards a rhythmanalysis of the everyday in the cinema of Jim Jarmusch and Gus Van Sant

2019-06-20T16:20:36Z (GMT) by Brian Jarvis
This essay offers close readings of films by the independent US directors Jim Jarmusch and Gus Van Sant with a particular focus on their slow-paced representation of everyday life. Building on the work of Henri Lefebvre, the author proposes that so-called “slow cinema” can be read not simply as an aesthetic choice, but as an alternative and potentially oppositional rhythm in the era of fast capitalism.