Social Issues In Dead Man

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Man, because the people that live in this town kill everything without hesitating. These where the main names that the director played with in Dead Man, as they helped him in sculpturing his mocking statue of the western American movies. As mentioned before, Dead man was produced to mock many aspects that existed in the American western films. Jim Jarmusch conveyed his message to his audience by using the main social aspects that were in the Nineteenth century America, such as stereotyping women, smoking tobacco, and death. The moment Blake enters the town of machine, one of the first things he sees is a woman having intercourse with a man, the second time is when he meets the woman outside the bar, he is invited to sleep with her although…show more content…
In fact, death is the main theme of the film, as if the director was trying to say that (no matter how much the western American movies try to change the plots of their movies, they are always connected to murderer and killing). The moment Blake enters the town of machine, he sees that people don’t speak as much as they shoot each other, and that killing is something ordinary for them. Most of the characters are dead as the story ends, and even the heroines. All of these aspects and themes where discussed by dead man to show how wrong is the portrait the Hollywood movies paint of the western…show more content…
The first time a sound track is played is when Blake looks through the window of the train at the Indian tents, an Indian music starts, and it ends whenever he stops looking through the window. What was good about this sound track is that it gives suspense to the audience that something is about to happen as if it is warning them. Then, the second and last sound track is the sound of a guitar, and this time it is played throughout the whole film, but if one cuts it off, he’ll realize that it was put there for no reason, for it added nothing to the film, and this is what Jarmusch was trying to show, that the sounds the Americans use in their movies are with no benefit, which decreases the quality of their films, because they focus on the montage without paying much attention to the sound. Directors must pay a lot of attention to the way they place each element in their films, and how things corporate with each other producing a film, because montage in the main piece in the foundations of films, and if it is employed in a wrong way, the whole film is going to collapse sooner or later. Jarmusch paid a lot of attention to montage in Dead Man, in fact Montage was the main engine of his movie for without it, he would’ve never been able to taunt the western movies the way he did. Black and White is the most obvious
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