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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.
As a massive Dylan fan I feel this is the best possible bio pic we could possibly hope for about the man, and I also feel this the best music bio pic ever made... Probably
Quise ver mas películas de los directores nominados al Oscar y vi esta. Es un joya, ni era tan fan de Bob Dylan pero como esto ya. Cate Blanchett diosa.
A good movie but, unfortunately, it's clear it relies on some familiarity of Bob Dylan's life by the audience. It has too many references that are not so easy to figure out. Maybe it's a provocation. From the movie, you'll got curious to learn about Dylan and than you come back watch it again.
Overstuffed with emotions, ideas, imagery. You feel the passion dripping on every frame. Biopics often try to convey that they know everything about its subject - this is why most of them fail as films. Haynes' film is self-conscious of itself as a film - by breaking so many "rules", it constantly keeps us at a distance from who Bob Dylan is as a person. We need that distance because it reminds us that we, along with Haynes, need to engage in figuring out who Dylan is rather than be fed the relevant information via excessive plot points. I take the last shot - a move-in on archival footage of the real Dylan - as a cinematographic equivalent of a question mark. Haynes doesn't feel that his work is anything but a personalized account of what he sees Dylan as. So do we.
It took me nine years but I finally got around to watching this
masterpiece. nothing more to say
My limited knowledge of Bob Dylan's life and music may have prevented me from enjoying this more. I knew the premise beforehand and still had no clue who most of the characters were, if these events actually happened, or what they were talking about. Much of the dialogue sounded like late night dorm room philosophizing. Richard Gere stuck out like a sore thumb while Cate Blanchett was quite good. Despite these issues, it is interesting and vibrant filmmaking that I appreciate on some level.
"It's like you got today, yesterday, and tomorrow all in the same room. There's no telling what will happen."
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!