1. The concept of the show was simple: each episode, Lurie would take one of his pals to a certain locale around the world and fish. Just real men doing real things. Those pals also just happened to be Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper, and Matt Dillon. From Maine, Jamacia, and Thailand, Lurie would travel with his guest of honor and set out to brave the elements, search new territory, and, of course, catch some fish. The result was a fantastic exploration of finding the comedy in the mundane—the pleasure of watching two men sit on a boat in the heat or freezing to death on a frozen lake heightened to the surreal, with a narrated voiceover that could double you over. Tom Waits gets cranky, Jim Jarmusch is bored, Willem Dafoe dies, Dennis Hopper is…well, Dennis Hopper, and naturally a bit of disaster ensues.

    Gone Fishing: An Interview With the Legendary John Lurie

  1. 83 notesTimestamp: Wednesday 2013/04/17 13:07:00Source: Blackbookhwjohn luriefishing with john
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    ^Agreed, so much.^ I’ve seen it so many times and it never gets old.
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    best show of all time.
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    What first attracted me to John Lurie as an artist was a passionate sense of nonchalance. A contradiction, yes, but as a...
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    I love this show so much.