Sunday, November 18, 2007

Taking Advice from A Cheapskate

Regular readers of this blog know that I am gretaly anticipating the release on Wednesday of I'm Not There, the biopic of Bob Dylan.  When I got the New York Times this morning there was a one page ad for the film in the Arts and Leisure section.  I had originally thought that it open only in the Film Forum but it will play at several theaters in the NYC area.  It will actually play in the Kew Gardens theater which is not too far from me at Queens.  We have been to that theater before, but it is very small and old.  I called my friend Roy, the "Culture Vulture" to ask him if we should see it at the Film Forum in Soho or the Lincoln Plaza Cinema uptown.  His answer - you may as well see it in Kew Gardens since it will be cheaper there.  We will have to check the times for Friday and decide which one is most convenient and decide if we want to hang around the Lincoln Center area or Soho.  One of these days I'll have to write a blog entry about Roy.


bucknelludad said...

Jeffrey Owen Jones who inspired a Bob Dylan song has passed.
Jones, a film professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 63, and, inadvertently, the featured metaphor in Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man"

4 decades after inspiring Dylan to write these words

You walk into the room
With your pencil in your hand
You see somebody naked
And you say, "Who is that man?"
You try so hard
But you don't understand
Just what you'll say
When you get home
Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones? said...

I sincerely hope that after you see "I'm Not There" you will give us a short and simple synopsis of the film, explaining what it means. Reading the review of it in today's paper was not much help to me, but, I'm not aware of the full aspects of Dylan's life and music.  So help me, Bruce, help me.  If, in fact, Cate B. gets an Oscar nomination for her role, you may want to be able to say, "We saw it at Soho."  (well, that seems a little more Dylan to me, rather than Lincoln Plaza)

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