Reading the gothic in Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

This special column is devoted entirely to Jim Jarmusch’s superb film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). In a series of four instalments, the film’s use of the gothic genre is analysed to find out exactly what Jim Jarmusch is saying about the city of Detroit.

The column ran from 14 August 2015 – 17 August 2015.

Part I: The gothic ruins of Detroit
Part II: The gothic music scene of Detroit
Part III: The gothic vampires of Detroit
Part IV: The gothic revival of Detroit