...or the many faces of Bob Dylan. This is a film that can make those who are only mildly interested in the man love him. There is a lot of great music, excellent dialogue and the fact that one use different actors to portrait the artist's many facets is intriguing. Cate Blanchett blows them all out of the water though. Charlotte is again completely gorgeous too - love her legs !!!
With this film Todd Haynes did nothing less than re-invent the biopic genre. He replaced the stand 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.
Without a deep and personal connection to Dylan this film likely won't hit the right strings. It's not an easy task to capture Dylan's journey, personality, and memory through film - Haynes takes an audacious and respectable attempt in "I'm Not There." A concept and style that will likely influence many.
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.
"I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature cannot touch with decay." ♡ I kind of regret watching this film, it is just that I'd rather have stayed with what I had in my head about Dylan, but still the film was great, especially the Cate Blanchett parts of it! I think, however, having Christian Bale impersonate Dylan (and making him appear extremely phoney) was the worst possible decision ever.
I'm Not There ist der Versuch, die Widersprüche des Bob Dylan zu betrachten, indem der Film ebensolche Widersprüche konstruiert. Nicht ein Schauspieler spielt Dylan, sondern sechs (darunter sogar Cate Blanchett). Vielleicht handelt sichs bei I'm Not There um das erste schizophrene Biopic... mehr auf cinegeek.de http://cinegeek.de/im-not-there-rating-80-dvd7697