The trade publication Editor & Publisher has disclosed many of the details of next Sunday’s cover story in The New York Times Magazine about I’m Not There, in which six actors play Bob Dylan. The article, titled “This Is Not a Bob Dylan Movie,” quotes Cate Blanchett, who plays one of the Dylans as saying, “I don’t know that it does make sense. … I don’t think the film even strives to make sense, in a way.” Producer Harvey Weinstein, who says in the article that he will get Blanchett an Oscar nomination or kill himself, also remarks, “Nothing’s ever been attempted like this before [in film]. … There are scenes and episodes that are amongst the best filmmaking that has taken place in American film. … There are other sections that are going to be a little bumpy.” Speaking at the New York Film Festival Tuesday night, director Todd Haynes was asked about his decision to cast Blanchett as one of the Dylans. According to the online Radar magazine, he replied, “For all the ways that Dylan is associated as a guy’s artist or a heterosexual kind of icon, his flamboyance and foppery during that time were profound, and it must have been a freaker for people at the time.” The film is due to open on November 21.
Cate Blanchett, who reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth in the upcoming “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” will be honored with the Modern Master Award at the 2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
She will receive the award during a tribute ceremony Jan. 26 at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre.
Blanchett, who earned Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for her performance in 1998’s “Elizabeth,” also is known for her roles in such films as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Babel” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator.” She also stars in Todd Haynes’ upcoming “I’m Not There,” in which she embodies one stage in the life of Bob Dylan.
“Cate Blanchett is the most consummate actor, and portraying Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan in the same year — and so indelibly — is pure alchemy,” SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said.
The SBIFF runs from Jan. 24-Feb. 3.
The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by the festival; past recipients include Michael Douglas, Jackson and Jodie Foster.
– the highly anticipated Bob Dylan biopic in which several different actors(both male and female alike) portray the iconic singer/songwriter – may not be released in the U.S. until Nov. 21, but that doesn’t mean our European friends across the Atlantic can’t give us a little taste of what’s to come. As the film has already been shown twice at the Toronto and London film festivals, as well as the full country-wide release in Italy, it’s only natural that a YouTube teaser clip would pop up here and there to whet the appetites of rabid Dylan-ites across the U.S. (quite possibly increasing the amounts of foam already forming around the corners of their respective mouths).
The film’s cast list is jaw dropping, bearing big names like Cate Blanchett (as one version of Dylan, above), Richard Gere (Dylan again, but this time doing his best “Billy the Kid” impression), and Heath Ledger. But even more impressive is the soundtrack that includes some of the most influential artists in music today. From Eddie Vedder to Stephen Malkmus, Iron & Wine to Sonic Youth, Jeff Tweedy to Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Here’s the clip from the film, which includes a scene with Christian Bale as Dylan singing gospel music and preaching the word, references to the singer’s infamously fan-panned born-again Christian phase during the late ’70s to the early ’80s:
Babel, the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s award winning movie, revolves around three stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan, and weaves together stories about people whose lives are changed by a shared crisis. The story begins with two Moroccan kids who decide to test their rifle when herding sheep. They shoot at a distant tour bus to see how far the bullet goes. The bullet travels far and hits Susan (Cate), who is on vacation with her husband Richard. The story also covers several people that were related to the gun that caused the shot.
You can find in the gallery a sort of pictures from this movie, including posters, trailer captures, movie captures and stills. Enjoy!
Films featuring New York stage veterans Cate Blanchett, Patricia Clarkson, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Marisa Tomei will be screened as part of the 45th Annual New York Film Festival, to run September 18-October 14 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall.
Blanchett is one of six actors — along with Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Wishaw, and Marcus Carl Franklin — playing aspects of singer Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There. (…)
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Sometimes, life is good: Last night Rolling Stone got an exclusive screening of the new Todd Haynes film I’m Not There in which six actors portray Bob Dylan. We’re pretty much sworn to secrecy, but can’t resist giving you a few highlights:
• Cate Blanchett as Dylan, meeting Brian Jones at a party and calling the Rolling Stones a “groovy covers band,” then screaming “play your old stuff” at a statue of Jesus Christ alongside David Cross as Allen Ginsberg.
• Christian Bale as the late-’70s born-again Dylan, sermonizing about Christ and delivering the hidden Dylan gospel classic “Pressing On,” from Saved, sung by John Doe.
• My Morning Jacket’s Jim James’ heartbreaking rendition of the basement tapes chestnut “Goin’ to Acapulco” in full Rolling Thunder Review white face.
• Sonic Youth’s brilliant version of the unreleased Dylan classic “I’m Not There” from the basement tapes session that plays during the closing credits.
Hollywood star Cate Blanchett was in Brisbane today – not to promote a movie, but to encourage Queenslanders to become aware of the issues around climate change.
Blanchett visited the drought-ravaged Lake Samsonvale, north of Brisbane.
There she launched the Australian Conservation Foundation’s new online campaign, whoonearthcares.com.
She says the campaign is about bringing people from all over the country together to work on climate change solutions.
“I think that the majority of Australians are beginning to realise that we can’t hope to address the very real issues of water shortages and drought unless we significantly reduce Australia’s spiralling greenhouse emissions,” she said.
“Climate change is an issue that affects each and every one of us, and therefore it’s up to each and every one of us to act responsibly and do something about it.[source]
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MUCH has been written about revered Australian actress Cate Blanchett, but chances are you didn’t know she enjoys dancing around the house listening to The Clash and Nick Cave.
That’s the appealing thing about Blanchett: even with constant media scrutiny, she manages to keep a fairly low profile and seems refreshingly normal for someone so talented and alarmingly beautiful.
She eschews an entourage and is most content when surrounded by the men in her life: writer husband Andrew Upton and sons, Dashiel, five, and Roman, three.
“I am a very private person and I’m not interested in the whole celebrity thing,” she tells Insider at the Sydney Theatre Company, where she and Upton will become co-artistic directors next year.
The producers of the new Indiana Jones film have confirmed that the leading lady of the first film in the franchise is returning to the series.
Karen Allen, who played Harrison Ford’s love interest in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark is to reprise her role as feisty adventurer Marion Ravenwood in the unnamed Indiana Jones IV, due for a May 2008 release.
The news was announced by Lucasfilm/Paramount at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Cate Blanchett disrobes in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, her sequel to Elizabeth, to the point at which critics are buzzing about her unexpected nude scene.
British writers, treated to a sneak peek of footage from the film, have revealed Blanchett gets her gear off in the regal role, showing off a lithe body underneath the Elizabethan robes.
“There’s even a nude Elizabeth – not full frontal, but shorn of all clothing – and she makes for one sexy monarch,” British show-biz writer Baz Bamigboye says.
“Cate Blanchett told me, in her understated Aussie way, how she enjoyed revisiting a slightly older Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. But she neglected to tell me that she would be naked,” he says.
Celebrated director Todd Haynes has taken on a rather … experimental project this time around. He’ll have seven different actors playing different “aspects” of songwriter Bob Dylan. And one of those actors is Cate Blanchett.
Click below (in view more) to enjoy the clip from Haynes’ upcoming I’m Not There, which The Weinsteins aim to release on September 21st. Hard to say what the old-school Dylan fans will have to say about this clip, but I find it tough to knock anything Cate Blanchett does these days.
Haynes is best-known for 2002’s Far From Heaven. Some of the other actors hired to play “aspects” of Dylan in I’m Not There include Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Heath Ledger. And check out David Cross as Allan Ginsberg!