Deadman was stolen? Rudy Wurlitzer interview


The infamous fur trapper scene from Deadman, with Iggy Pop and Billy Bob Thornton.

A friend alerted me to this fascinating interview with Rudy Wurlitzer in Arthur Magazine where Wurlitzer and director Alex Cox reveal that Jim Jarmusch took many of the ideas for his 1995 film Deadman from a Wurlitzer script. The rest of the interview is brilliant and includes a wide range of topics such as writing the script for Two-Lane Blacktop, working with Robert Frank and Monte Hellman, and Rudy Wurlizter’s new book The Drop Edge of Yonder, which is now on the top of my reading list.