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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


'I'm Not There'

Having six actors playing six versions of Bob Dylan (none of whom are named Bob Dylan) is a masterstroke, allowing director Todd Haynes to concurrently poke fun at and pay homage to Dylan's megalomania. The first Dylan is an 11-year-old, train-hopping black kid named Woody Guthrie—precisely the character Dylan wished he were back in 1961. Subsequent Dylans include Arthur Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, a jackass movie star, a gospel preacher, and Cate Blanchett as the snarling, stoned Dylan of Don't Look Back. The film has flaws—you will, at the two-hour mark, want your life back—but it's the best biography the world has seen in ages. (See Movie Times for details.) BRENDAN KILEY


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I agree it is well-done (yawn), but since I don't truly give a damn much about Dylan, it was lost on me. Except Charlotte Gainsbourg is h-o-t HOT.

Posted by Lola | December 12, 2007 11:17 AM

Amazingly, I have yet to see the film. But I'm going tomorrow.

So while I check out "I'm Not There," why don't you check out my new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.

It's a murder-mystery. But not just any rock superstar is knocking on heaven's door. The murdered rock legend is none other than Bob Dorian, an enigmatic, obtuse, inscrutable, well, you get the picture...

Suspects? Tons of them. The only problem is they're all characters in Bob's songs.

You can get a copy on or go "behind the tracks" at to learn more about the book.

Posted by Tom Grasty | December 17, 2007 10:26 PM

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