not like stupid/dull, but as in movies that are so insanely packed with things and ideas and visuals they become…
I'm Not There.
All I Can Do Is Be Me Whoever That Is
Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon. This stylized portrait reveals how Dylan reinvented himself many times.
Cloud Atlas: Bob Dylan Edition
"so full of mystery... contradictions... and chaos. Yes, it's chaos, clocks and watermelons... It's everything."
I have no idea what watching this is like without any point of reference or interest in Bob Dylan or 60s arthouse films, but I also don't care. If not for all of the footnotes needed, this would, I think, widely be considered one of the best movies of the new millennium. It's certainly one of the best movies about an artist or maybe just about artists in general or maybe about these things and history and identity, etc. There's a lot to unpack and it's deliberately messy and evasive, just like its subject. Cate Blanchett is supernaturally good in this. She seems more possessed than performing.
I never realized Bob Dylan was 1/6th female
I'm Not There sounds like an interesting concept on paper.
Six different actors playing different versions of Bob Dylan, one of them an African American child and another a woman. (Due to Dylan being a white male).
And it starts off pretty well.
Marcus Carl Franklin acted really well, especially for a 14 year old (at the time).
But the more the film went on, it got a lot more confusing and weird.
I really don't mind films being complex. Some films especially take time, even after the ending, to make sense.
But sadly, I'm Not There. simply is all over the place.
There is nothing really connecting all the different versions.
I understood that they represent different times in…
I'll admit, I'm not the biggest Bob Dylan fan on the planet. Don't get me wrong, I love his music, but I'm not one of those hardcore devotees who know everything there is to know about the man. I was kinda hoping that this film would make me a bigger fan while also giving me new insight into the man behind the music. I was wrong.
It's not a bad film. It's just a film that would appeal more to die hard fans of the music. Like a thank you to all of Bob Dylan's long time devotees while also paying tribute to Dylan. Anyone who doesn't already understand his life or ay least who Dylan was will probably get…
i love the formal construction. Haynes is famously a trained semiotician and watching him tease out connections here is a lot of fun, as is the way he uses entire segments as glue to hold the others together (specifically the Rimbaud stuff). but i know absolutely nothing about music, even less about Dylan, and if i'm being honest, i really don't care. i never found myself lost, but a lot of the flourishes in dialogue or references to his songs were either entirely missed by me or so ostentatiously apparent that i found them more annoying than anything else. that's all my problem, though, not the film's. ultimately some parts were more engaging than others. Bale's piece is just some boring biopic. Blanchett is of course lightning in a bottle. the Billy the Kid stuff is nicely aped from Peckinpah. etc.
Complete madness but an equally magnificent look at one of the most creative minds ever to make music.
Sometimes brilliant, sometimes confusing but entirely unique, this is a complex, daring portrait of the man that is Bob Dylan that definitely warrants more than one viewing.
The performances are all-round sensational but the narrative can sometimes leave you cold.
Um trabalho de câmara muito bom, e aborda questões tão interessantes!
Sleeping is for dreamers
Amazing at times.
Dull and a bit self-indulgent at other times.
Might watch again.
Very interesting structure. Blanchett was awesome. I was, though, confused a couple of times throughout since I didn't know anything about Dylan going in. That would've helped.
Blanchette hit the mark both in appearance and attitude better than any other Dylan phase
Part spiritual successor to Walk the Line (but not as good) and part spiritual precursor to Cloud Atlas (but not as good), this Bob Dylan biopic benefits from an outstanding cast but suffers from a lack of narrative to tie its six stories together.
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Fun fact: Christian Bale and Heath Ledger both play versions of Dylan in this
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