Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt
Dead Man is an indie movie fan's wet dream. It's got Johnny Depp at his most twitchy (and then badass), a score improvised by Neil Young, and Iggy Pop as a cross-dressing student of the Bible. What the hell else do you want?
Jarmusch's acid western follows William Blake, an accountant who gets mixed up with the wrong type of people in a town called Machine. He kills a man in self-defense and spends the rest of the movie on the run from bounty hunters. Along the way, Nobody helps him. Really, Nobody is his name; he's a Native American played by Gary Farmer.
It's got the best poetry-quoting gun fights in the history of the world. Do you know my poetry...