Friday, August 10, 2012

Movie Day: I'm Not There

I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, is a 2007 film that employs six different actors, including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, and Richard Gere, to reenact various songs of Bob Dylan intertwined with actual events from Mr. Zimmerman's life.

Be forewarned that this is not your typical biopic that tells the story of Bob Dylan.  Depending on your familiarity with Dylan's life, especially during the 1960s, this movie may or may not make much sense.  In any case, it puts an interesting spin on Dylan's work and rise to fame.  While the events and stories take place, you'll hear a variety of songs from Dylan's ridiculously amazing catalog.

Helpful prerequisites would be the documentaries Don't Look Back (1967) and No Direction Home (2005).

I'm Not There is rated R for language, some sexuality, and nudity.

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