Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I'm Not There Again

I picked up the DVD of the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There on the way home from work at the Borders by Penn Station.  Back when I was growing up there was great anticipation of a new release by our favorite recording artists, but I had to scrape up my allowance money to but a new record.  Now I have the money to buy a significant new CD or DVD.  I am glad that regular reader of this journal AB, the Distinguished Professor of Saturday Night Oldies also bought it today.  I want to watch the full movie on the weekend when I have a clear mind. It will not be Saturday at 6 PM. Tonight we spent an hour watching the special features of the DVD.  Todd Haynes, the producer of the film, in an interview in the special features, said that one didn't have to be an expert on Dylan to enjoy it.  There was a tribute to Heath Ledger who passed away recently.  I was hoping there would be a segment showing how Cate Blanchett transformed from a beautiful woman to Dylan (see photo above).  I was amazed how Cate was able to imitate Dylan's manerisms as seen in Don't Look Back. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to venture into the AOL Blog world.  I just happened to run across your blog and immediately noticed your reference to Bob Dylan.  I just saw I'm Not There yesterday and am still in awe.  Cate Blanchett's performance was amazing (and that's putting it mildly).  I posted a blog with my own review of the movie on my MySpace page and I too pointed out how she literally transformed herself into Bob - mannerisms, his speech cadence, etc.

I will definitely be checking back to read your blogs.  Always nice to find a fellow Bob fan!

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