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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

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Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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All I Can Do Is Be Me Whoever That Is

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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28 November 2007 (Canada)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£58,491 (UK) (21 December 2007)

Gross:

$4,001,121 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Cate Blanchett wore a sock down her trousers to play Bob Dylan. The actress said it "helped me walk like a man." See more »

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Right after Jude leaves the Beatles and they are chased by fans, you can see the last person in the mob slow down immediately when they're behind the trellis. See more »

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Narrator: There he lies. God rest his soul, and his rudeness. A devouring public can now share the remains of his sickness, and his phone numbers. There he lay: poet, prophet, outlaw, fake, star of electricity. Nailed by a peeping tom, who would soon discover...
Jude: A poem is like a naked person...
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  • even the ghost was more than one person.



Arthur: ...but a song is something that walks by itself.
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Ballad of a Thin Man
Performed by Stephen Malkmus and The Million Dollar Bashers
Written by Bob Dylan
Published by Special Rider Music (SESAC)
Produced by Lee Ranaldo
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Pseudo-intellectual chaos
13 February 2008 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Cate Blanchett continues to amaze. She does not act. She becomes another person. It is like some sort of magical trick. It will be a travesty if she does not win the Oscar. Ruby Dee - please. Was she in American Gangster? Did she have more than 3 lines? This movie is bad beyond bad. A meaningless collection of images and gibberish. I loved the Billy The Kid segment. Wow! Surely some sort of hallucinogen was required to create this movie. Are they telling us that Bob Dylan is really a random thought generator? Toss in a quarter and get a stream of words. Maybe it is accurate, I do not know. If it is I would never have made the movie and exposed an audience to such nonsense. I recently read that Susie Roloto, his ex-girlfriend says in her biography about her time with him that "He had an uncanny ability to complicate the obvious and sanctify the banal - just like a poet". What an apt description this would be of I'm Not There.


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