“Anyone who makes a film that is the film they want to make, and it is not defined by marketing analysis or a commercial enterprise, is independent. My movies are kind of made by hand. They’re not polished — they’re sort of built in the garage. It’s more like being an artisan in some way.” – Jim Jarmusch on his apparent ‘independent’ films.
Watch Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits of Control (2009) and you’ll understand the feeling.
– re-edited 3 July 2013, written by Carla Espost in 2011
Taken from – http://screenforum.blogspot.com/2011/05/jim-jarmusch-films-balancing-act.html