Understanding Paterson | Paterson (2016) | Character Analysis

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  • Published on Mar 9, 2018
  • A video essay and character analysis of Paterson. Directed and written by Jim Jarmusch released in 2016 and starring Adam Driver.
    Paterson is a bus driver living in Paterson New Jersey. We follow Paterson through one week in his life. A lover of poetry the movie explores his relationship with the art form and his relationship with the people around him. Paterson lives with his partner Laura and their dog Marvin. A movie about the normality of life Paterson is crafts a wonderful story about what life and art can teach us.
    Poems written by me.
    Music credit: www.hooksounds.com/
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    Source:
    time.com/4605637/jim-jarmusch-paterson-interview/
    www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/25/jim-jarmusch-paterson-adam-driver
    www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/jim-jarmusch-interview-paterson-adam-driver-gimme-danger-uncle-howard-a7432156.html
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Comments • 35

  • Jack Winter
    Jack Winter 3 days ago +1

    Perfecting the art indeed, excellent video essay.

  • Trisha Stucker
    Trisha Stucker 20 days ago +2

    Excellent analysis; I hadn’t been able to figure out the significance of the twins in particular but I think you’ve hit on a likely one. Especially dig that you inserted poetry, an apt addition!

  • rehman media
    rehman media 26 days ago +1

    i just watched paterson: this video essay is really good-filled with perspectives and appreciation. keep creating, efforts like this will not go unnoticed. ONE QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE END SCENE, the abrupt cut to black, on monday, reminding us about the routine- will it mean something different if was slowly fade to black on Monday, reminding us about the routine?

    • rehman media
      rehman media 26 days ago

      @Film is just Moving Pictures thanks for the reply. I asked the question because:
      i read somewhere that how a film ends is crucial: if it FADES TO BLACK, it successfully concludes the story, a sober closure, traditional ending. if it cuts to black, it means sth jarring and abrupt. additionally, fades to white feels more enigmatic. In this context, why Jim Jarmusch chose to end Paterson with CUT TO BLACK? i dont get it.

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  26 days ago +1

      It could mean he goes back to the same old routine. Wake up, go to work, and then comeback relaxing. He is content with his life.
      Thanks for the comment!

  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down Detroit Month ago +11

    When Paterson writes about the 4th dimension (time), I believe the movie is giving us a hint about the ending. The Japanese man to me seems like a time traveler and he is a big fan of Paterson. The Japanese man acted like he knew Paterson. Maybe in the future even after Paterson passes away, all his poems are collected. Maybe the man knew about his daily sits at waterfall bench. Maybe “Aha” he kept saying is one of Paterson’s famous poems

  • Dash Agar
    Dash Agar 6 months ago +7

    Criticises RU-clipr's in a RU-clip video essay... cheeky

  • Galley I
    Galley I 8 months ago +2

    You talking about people doing things for other people is so true you are doing what you love on RU-clip not what you think will get you famous I salute that and love the poems

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  8 months ago +1

      Thanks! I was actually in the middle of writing an Avengers Endgame review when I read your comment, and it made me realize I was only writing that review because I felt I had too. So I scrapped that idea and I'm now starting an analyse on a different movie that I've wanted to do for while. I appreciate the comment. It really helped!

  • Mimi
    Mimi 11 months ago +1

    nice video, very good poetry

  • Leigh Parker
    Leigh Parker 11 months ago +3

    Lovely. Thanks for this. 💙

  • David Zimmerman .

    this movie was directed by a kumquat

  • Anirudh A
    Anirudh A Year ago +9

    This video and the movie are both gold!! Love your insights and the poems. I don't much know about poems but these were really good.

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  Year ago +1

      Thanks for the support! I'm glad you liked the poems because I don't usually write poems but it felt right to write them for this video.

  • Sahil Bhatoey
    Sahil Bhatoey Year ago +6

    You touched on everything I was wondering about. Great Job!

  • Eman M. Elbehiry
    Eman M. Elbehiry Year ago +9

    What an amazing poetry written by youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Sai Ashwin
    Sai Ashwin Year ago +6

    Nice poetry man

  • Film is just Moving Pictures

    Paterson, Paterson & Paterson

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  Year ago

      Thank you very much for the support and I hope you pursue the poetry!

    • Christian Cifuentes
      Christian Cifuentes Year ago +1

      Film is just Moving Pictures ill see what i can do haha. But i think you have a talent for it. But before i talk too much ill just say this, good luck!

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  Year ago

      I was also new to poetry. The secret is to write with the flow. All those except one were my first draft. I just basically wrote whatever came to my head. Give that method ago and see what comes out.

    • Christian Cifuentes
      Christian Cifuentes Year ago +1

      Film is just Moving Pictures yeah i found them to be interesting. I dont know much about poetry and this movie got me interested so im new to it but yours was really nice!

    • Film is just Moving Pictures
      Film is just Moving Pictures  Year ago +1

      Unfortunately not. I specifically made them for the video. But I appreciate that you like them because that was my first attempt doing poetry so i'm glad you like them! Really means a lot!☺️