Coffee and Cigarettes: the halitosis effect

Coffee & Cigarettes

I saw Coffee & Cigarettes yesterday, a movie by Jim Jarmusch. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a ‘comic series of short vignettes’ with as main theme people drinking coffee while smoking. Jim Jarmusch started the project in 1986 (for Saturday Night Live) with a scene by Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright. I was kinda looking forward to it, but for some reason, it didn’t do much for me. Yes, Bill Murray is good in “Delirium”. Yes, the “Cousins?” scene is OK. But Iggy Pop can’t act, and an equally shitty job is done by Meg White, Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Joe Rigano, and some other names. Most of the stories weren’t really compelling. And, but that’s a personal opinion, I do not consider smoking and drinking coffee at the same time a ‘cool’ thing to do or watch. For one, it doesn’t do wonders for your breath…
At which point I’d like to refer to Stinken uit de bek by the Nieuwe Wereld orkest.

Coffee & Cigarettes

[Listening to: “Breathe” – Groove Armada – AnotherLateNight]
💬 movie