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
Todd Haynes and his remarkable story-telling, his brilliant actors, and his unique re-telling of a legend's life. But you have to admit the highlight of this all.. would be Cate Blanchett's exceptional performance as Bob Dylan (AKA in the movie John Quinn). She really got down to it and brought the man to life. The entire film can be a little trippy, so make sure you do a little more reading on its characters.
Poorly executed stylizations of different film genres, along with jarringly terrible musical moments, destroys any investment in this world. The performance of the actors, especially Kate Blanchett, are good and it's a shame they get bogged down by the haphazard unfolding of the film.