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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.
Un biopic de uno de los más grandes músicos (sino el más grande) de la historia, Bob Dylan.
Los diferentes actores representan múltiples etapas, diferentes facetas de una mismas persona. Cada uno tan diferente que cuesta ligarlos a todos en un solo personaje.
El problema, es que cada historia se percibe aislada del resto, lo que hace sentir una falta de cohesión en todo el film.
Bob Dylan chillin'.
Surrealist cinema about Bob Dylan sorta!! I didn't get it! But it was goodish? Cate Blanchett is an Absolute Vision!
I'm the only one who's got any balls.
Each individual aspect of it is flawlessly executed
-Falls into the small category of films I didn't care to finish.
-This movie never hits it's stride. It's a hodge-podge of sequences rather than scenes. It lacks the directness of a Dylan album and plays more like a slapdash greatest hits compilation.
-Haynes really wasted the actors' time, having them turn in impersonations rather than performances.
-Todd Haynes knows how to pair image and sound and the best moments of the movies are the montages which are really just extended music videos.
-I'm Not There and Steve Jobs make me wonder if these experimental biopics can ever work.
-What a waste of a brilliant concept!
The concept is far worthier than its execution in the end but as fan of Dylan's work, I highly enjoyed it. That's mostly because of the music though, parts of it are an extended compendium of music videos more than anything else, which is enjoyable to me, especially as some of the visuals are pretty good.
The dialogue is far too familiar, it's just a cut-and-paste job from various Dylan songs and interviews over the years, which wouldn't be so bad if they amounted to anything. As it is though, there's nothing there in the end, particularly, you just hear the lines and you try to remember where you've heard them. The answer, invariably, my friend, is in a Bob…
Haynes always has such clear and impressive direction and vision for all his projects I've seen and here it makes up for that which is lacking in consistency.
This is that film where 6-7 actors and actresses portray different stages of Bob Dylan. Wasn't too jazzed by it. The hokey acting seemed intentional, but it's unclear to me what kind of effect the director was trying to achieve with it. To me it ultimately came off as a complete waste of the talent.
It otherwise might have been interesting to watch these actors each give their best pass at portraying Dylan, but the haphazard cutting between the different stand-ins robbed these performances of momentum and emotional weight by denying the viewer narrative context. Strung together in no apparent logical order, these choppy, inexplicable snapshots of Dylan at different metaphorical junctures in his life lack any cohesion whatsoever. It…
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…
probably more than once