Directed the music video for the song "Steady, As She Goes" by The Raconteurs
, off their "Broken Boy Soldiers" album (2006).
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[on his approach to cinema] When you make these films they do walk on their own after a certain point. Often, when I'm writing dialogue in a script, whatever's on paper for me is a sketch until you film it. It's not like I'm making them say words. I feel like I'm just transcribing what they're saying.
At college one of his professors was cult director Nicholas Ray
. They formed a friendship and Jarmusch became his assistant for the making of a film.
Stationary camera (deadpan). His films often involve travlers as well as life after midnight. Shows and views the American landscape from a non-commercial viewpoint (e.g. the tavern were everybody knows your name instead of franchised stripmalls)