22 August 2007

Bob Dylan movie

The trailer for I'm Not There, the Bob Dylan biopic, has also hit YouTube. Ya heard?

Dylan will be depicted through six distinct stages of his life by six different actors (Marcus Carl Franklin, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett). It was co-written and directed by Todd Haynes. Todd's 1987 film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (which chronicles the life of American singer Karen Carpenter using Barbie dolls as actors) caused Richard (Karen's bro) to sue him and was removed from distribution. Oh, dip!

I'm Not There is said to tell its story using rather non-traditional techniques, much like the poetic narrative style of Dylan's songwriting.

"The film is going be inspired by Dylan's music and his ability to re-create and re-imagine himself time and time again," according to key producer, Christine Vachon. Some of Dylan's actual music will be used, such as his "Ballad of a Thin Man". I have no idea who said this but it was in quotes so we'll put it in quotes, too. K?

The movie's title I'm Not There is a reference to the Dylan outtake recorded during The Basement Tape Sessions. It was not included in the studio album The Basement Tapes and can only be found on the CD bootleg set The Genuine Basement Tapes and the later remastered version (still considered a bootleg) of that set A Tree With Roots.

I'm Not There is one of the most famous and highly regarded outtakes, not just of the Basement Tapes, but Dylan’s whole career. It has never been officially released, though it is slated to appear on the film’s soundtrack.

David Cross, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julianne Moore (HOLLA!) and Michelle Williams are also in the cast.

A limited US release is expected for November 21, 2007.

1 comment:

tony said...

you can download the song here