Todd Haynes, I’m Not There, 2007 (still); image: courtesy Celluloid Dreams
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I’m Not There

Part of Modern Cinema: Sparks on Celluloid

“How do you film the life of an artist as protean, elusive, egomaniacal, imaginative, surprising, and heavily mythologized as Bob Dylan? Haynes’s playful, gutsy biopic, in which six actors take turns embodying one of America’s most legendary musicians, considers that question and swallows it whole. It was in Haynes’s movie that Heath Ledger gave one of his best performances, but the star of the show is Cate Blanchett, who turns Dylan’s rock-star persona into a heroic, electrifying showcase for her own remarkable gifts.”
— Film Society of Lincoln Center

I’m Not There says, among other things, that the presence of politics in works of art, like the presence of the artist’s personality, is at once unavoidable and virtually inexpressible. The audacity, beauty, and complexity of Haynes’s ironic celebration-and-critique are, quite literally, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Incidentally, the music’s cool, too.”
— Larry Gross, Film Comment



Film Details

Country: USA
Languages: English
Year: 2007
Running time: 135 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Todd Haynes
Screenwriters: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman
Producers: James D. Stern, John Sloss, John Goldwyn, Christine Vachon
Cinematographer: Edward Lachman
Editor: Jay Rabinowitz
Source: The Weinstein Company


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