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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 never realized Bob Dylan was 1/6th female
Todd Haynes' gift is not that he's a maniacally detailed biographer — he is, but that's not his gift. No, what's really a treasure here is the way Haynes can fully accept and celebrate the mythology surrounding a public figure, whether it's self-made or not, while still teasing out the points of connection between that mythology and "real life". Not only that, he takes considerable risks as a filmmaker in order to depict those nexus points in meaningful and interesting ways, coming right out the gate with the simple but devastating decision to shoot Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story with Barbie dolls. Velvet Goldmine is a very good film, but because David Bowie refused to let his music or name…
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 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…
a great artsy movie of the Greatest musician of all time
Todd Haynes nails period dramas. 'Far From Heaven'? That was the best Douglas Sirk movie that never was. Hell, I don't think I've seen a Sirk film better than 'Far From Heaven' -- it was that good. 'I'm Not There.' is no 'Far From Heaven', though. Haynes' Bob Dylan anthology is a little scattershot and seemingly unsubstantial, but it sure looks good and the soundtrack of course is fine. Though one of the main sells of the movie is how unconventional of a music biopic it is, I wish the Felliniesque Cate Blanchett segments were the whole film.
Algunas historias son mucho más interesantes que otras, la parte interpretada por Christian Bale se podría haber explotado más y me parece en general excesivamente larga, pero aun así me lo he pasado genial. Tiene muy buenas ideas, muy buenos momentos y, joder, la puta música de Bob Dylan.
This is a film that can only be appreciated by people who know Bob Dylan, know him well. I don't mean only his friends and stuff, but people who have listened to a lot of his music, have an above-average knowledge of his biography, and have the analytical capability to relate the Riddle County and Richard Gere's character to Dylan's music.
Even I admit to not having one hundred percent of the knowledge required to get the full I'm Not There experience, but that doesn't mean I couldn't marvel at the different stories writer/director Todd Haynes has set up here, as well as the performances. It's generally accepted by now that Cate Blanchett is one of the greatest actresses alive,…
I totally understand using that many characters and stories, and I like them all, but the film felt so much more focused and effective during the Jude Quinn segments (largely due to Cate Blanchett) that overall it feels somewhat imbalanced and uneven in scope and power. still, I really like the technique of using different viewpoints and timelines to reflect the elusiveness of Bob Dylan's shifting persona. and Ed Lachman's photography was incredible.
Works both with and without Bob Dylan, though because of my unfamiliarity, I tend toward the latter ("I'm Not There"). Multi-faceted, fragmented, and put together with an astonishing amount of energy, Haynes' quasi-biopic certainly racks up points for conceptual boldness, breathing some life into a moribund (yet persistent) genre. What the film imagines—at least for a Dylan neophyte as myself—is a world where "Bobby" / "The Voice of Protest" / "The Bard" did not exist; and so, in his place are various personas ("poet, prophet, outlaw, fake, star of electricity, rock and roll martyr, born-again Christian," reads the marketing blurb) fragmented through space and time—the American persona that Dylan represented, which would still have existed without him, just in…
A cool film about Bob Dylan.
I'm Not There is a complex, sophisticated, and daringly experimental film that truly captures the essence of Bob Dylan and is essential for any of his fans, with absolutely spectacular performances (particularly from Cate Blanchett), strong writing and direction from Todd Haynes, beautiful cinematography, seamless editing, and an amazing soundtrack.
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