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I'm Not There.
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
Cloud Atlas: Bob Dylan Edition
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 enjoy Bob Dylan's music but don't know much about his life so maybe that's why I felt so indifferent towards this. The premise is interesting and there were some good performances (especially from Cate Blanchett and Marcus Carl Franklin), but overall it felt too long and I just wasn't interested.
I love how Todd Haynes knows that Bringing It All Back Home/Don't Look Back-era Dylan is the one we're waiting to see, particularly as played by Cate Blanchett, so he saves that one until almost an hour into the movie, letting us sink into the earlier and subtler representations of Dylan first. That said, Blanchett's Dylan is the most entertaining part of the movie, and it kicks into high gear as soon as she makes her entrance. The other chapters are more challenging - honestly, while the one featuring Richard Gere as Billy the Kid in a semiotic fantasyland is certainly haunting, I still can't decipher it after four or five viewings. They're rewarding, though, however much you know (or…
If any of you have ever read an old diary you wrote then you know that we do change from time to time. What we wrote as teenagers is foreign to us as grownups. Still we are the same person. This can even happen during the span of one day, depending on who we are with and what our role is. Ask 10 people about some person and you will get different answers. Who we are as a person is not a clear cut thing and this is why most bio pics don't work. They disregard contradictions in the life of the protagonist and go for easy answers and explanations. I'm Not There. does not do that. It celebrates the…
I don't know when I watched this one last, but it is the closest you will ever get to a proper Dylan biopic. Haynes' idea is so simple that it's brilliant. The one story line that doesn't work is Gere's. It drags and it's also unfocused in its execution, but the casting in the other five roles are phenomenal with Blanchett's stealing the show. It simultaneously captures periods of Dylan's life while using his music to enhance it. It's a unique experience and one most probably overlook.
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Will have to revisit at a later date when I'm not running on about 2 hours of sleep and nodding off during the Richard Gere sections (arguably the strand which takes the most effort to place). But stylistically it's incredibly and relentlessly inventive. And as everyone knows, Cate is fantastic. The print looked fantastic, too, even though it was damaged in a couple of spots.
An interesting concept that I would have appreciated more if I was more of a Bob Dylan fan (I'm really not much of one at all).
It's been a long time coming, my visiting this movie. The agony of knowing that this is my kind of film making, but that it is also a film made about a subject I don't much care for (heresy, I know...)
I did spend much of the early part of the movie going "so did this actually happen to Dylan? Did he do that? Is that based of fact?" and found it terribly distracting at first.
And then there was Cate.
Magnificent, mercurial, puckish and impudent Cate.
And I was won over entirely.
"I'm Not There" is fearless, decadent filmmaking. I was seduced again, like that adolescent first taste of forbidden non-linear pleasure that was "The Man Who Fell To…
What is this shit?
This movie had potential. The film tries to look like a documentary sometimes. It was a bad choice. The actors portraying Bob Dylan is very poor, only the female role is good. The film explores Dylan's various identities and some actors do a boring job. The music of the film is okay. I had high expectations for the film, since I'm a big fan of Bob Dylan. Unfortunately, the movie disappointed me.
Ambitious drama looking at six different facets of Bob Dylan's career. I am a fan of Dylan but not his biggest but I noticed plenty of nice touches and references to events throughout his career, director Todd Haynes clearly has a deep passion for all things Dylan. The interweaving of the stories doesn't always work but on the whole the film just about succeeds in attempting to give a glimpse into the life of Bob Dylan.
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