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Masked and Anonymous (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  8 August 2003 (Canada)
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A singer, whose career has gone on a downward spiral, is forced to make a comeback to the performance stage for a benefit concert.

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Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Would you reach out your hand to save a drowning man if you thought he might pull you in? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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8 August 2003 (Canada)  »

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A Máscara do Anonimato  »

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$30,783 (USA) (25 July 2003)

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$533,344 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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Filmed in just twenty days. Utilizing digital video, Larry Charles was able to shoot up to eight pages of script a day. See more »

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When Nina Veronica meets the TV executives at the television studio, the liquor bottles in the center of the table change position and number in almost every shot where they are visible. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Sweetheart: I'm only human.
Jack Fate: I know, it ain't easy being human.
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References The Comedians (1967) See more »

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One More Cup of Coffee
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Sertab Erener
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (Turkey) A.S.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Film And Even Better With A Shot Of Tequila!
12 June 2004 | by (Maui) – See all my reviews

Like one of Bob's epic songs, full of ambiguities, mystery, mind twisting meanings, implications and innuendos and then again maybe nothing real at all. Like a film of Desolation row, or Brownsville Girl this film conjures up all kinds of thought provoking images that don't lead anywhere specific but fascinate with what seems to be just below the surface. Whether or not it was the idea to make a film with as much intrigue about implied ideas and meanings without really being specific like what Bob Dylan so often does in his best songwriting; that's what has been accomplished here with far reaching success. This by far is the best Dylan on film that I have ever encountered and so refreshing to finally see Bob paint a masterpiece on film! This film also had me laughing at times more than any film I've seen in a long time. There are some truly hilarious scenes.

'Sometimes I think that new Dylan material should first be released underground to his most ardent fans. Because it's only them -- only the ones with haunted eyes and motorcycle minds, the electric men and the silver lightning girls -- who have the emotional vocabulary and derelict vision to faithfully interpret his material.'

'Bob Dylan has always articulated an alternative reality. To those who can relate to it, his songs sting and heal, lift and reveal.'

If Dylan's songs speak to you and get inside your psyche, see this movie, it will too! 10/10


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