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.
– 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. (…)
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.