The first art film I found for myself and therefore holds a very special place in my heart. With one of the greatest pop soundtracks of all time, of course. The truly brilliant piece of brechtian filmmaking and acting is the Cate Blanchett part in which you have to look at the real deal to see the difference.
Over ten years later Haynes audacious and challenging take on the Dylan myth and persona seems even more powerful, interesting and entertaining. Dylan is represented in a number of 'characters' and played by various actors with astonishing results. For the Dylanologist this is nirvana but perhaps might be a little out there for the casual or non-fan. Exceptionally crafted by the director.
With this film Todd Haynes did nothing less than re-invent the biopic genre. He replaced the standard hero narration with a fragmentation of Dylan's identity by tracing different myths and discourses which developped around his person and life. In combining this strategy with changing cinematic techniques and stylistic features he created a multifaceted, multipespectivic view on an important artist.
Blanchett is convincing, am amazed to see her act like that!!one of the six plots I like of this movie, infact the only one I like..the other r just strange& confusing..great music tho..hey its bob dylan!