"I'm Not There" now out

I'm Not There

The movie with 6 faux Dylans has hit the screens. Good review from A.O. Scott in the NY Times, I’m eager to see it when I can… The 2-CD soundtrack is quite good – all Dylan covers but for the debut of the title track, as done by Dylan and the Band back in ’67 (covered by Sonic Youth as well).

Scott writes:

Among its many achievements, Mr. Haynes’s film hurls a Molotov cocktail through the facade of the Hollywood biopic factory, exploding the literal-minded, anti-intellectual assumptions that guide even the most admiring cinematic explorations of artists’ lives. Rather than turn out yet another dutiful, linear chronicle of childhood trauma and grown-up substance abuse, Mr. Haynes has produced a dizzying palimpsest of images and styles, in which his subject appears in the form of six different people.

So I guess if you’re in the mood for a “dizzying palimpsest” (something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface) then check it out!

Here’s another review from Seattle Weekly that throws in a DeLillo/Great Jones Street comparison.

Track back to some earlier Mediated posts on the film with more links.

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