Movie Article

By The numbers

''Coffee and Cigarettes'' by the numbers -- EW tallies up the consumption of caffeine and nicotine in the new film

COFFEE AND CIGARETTES How many cups of joe does it take to fill a 96-minute Jim Jarmusch flick? If the film is ''Coffee and Cigarettes,'' 23. A series of vignettes in which stars like Bill Murray, the White Stripes, and Alfred Molina consume caffeine and nicotine, the movie also boasts 25 smoked and 2 unsmoked cigarettes -- and one use of the word umlaut.

Cups of coffee spilled 1 Pots of tea 2 Ashtrays 11 Word ''coffee'' used 45 Word ''cigarette'' used 15 Relapsed ex-smokers 2 Aging rock stars playing relapsed ex-smokers 2 Mentions of coffee and cigarettes as unhealthy 4 Times the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and GZA (above) address Bill Murray as ''Bill Murray'' 14

Originally posted May 28, 2004 Published in issue #767 May 28, 2004 Order article reprints