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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I was able to catch the new "Bob Dylan" movie this past weekend. I call it a bob dylan movie although all he does is stolidly regurgitate lines and sing with his band--not a far cry from who his day to day life.
I have two critiques of the movie.
1. Bob dylan. This movie could have been pulled off with anyone else but him. I'm sure the part was written for him, i'm sure he is/was the only jack fate. but don't start using bob dylan songs man! having a little girl sing times are a changin? c'mon now. Make the movie another rockumentary or make it a movie. I can agree that the dylan performances were great, but why the air of seriousness? if a movie is going to have bob dylan play his own songs as "jack fate," why no winking and nodding? I think the director couldn't decide on what he really wanted from this movie. I believed bob dylan was a folk singer from prison because i really wanted to. but quit touching down in reality when there is none to begin with!
I know you may argue that the movie had multiple layers, but again, someone should have made some off-handed comment about bob dylan--that would have made my day.
I am a huge bob dylan fan, I'm not trashing him because i don't like him.
and the last critique 2. Bob Dylan. Where's the inside joke that no one except you is allowed in on bobby boy? Okay so i'm not smart enough to understand all your songs. but when are you going to stop spinning a tale and start explaining what it all means? If "Don't look back" started bob dylans life, I feel this movie is ending it. The final chapter (Not that he is going to die soon). But ol' bobby was the same in DLB. He had the same arrogance, the same lack of emotion, the same puzzles without answers. Where is his winking and nodding? He isn't very accessible to the fans and instead locks himself up deeper inside himself. at what point are we going to see what he thinks instead of just throwing back questions and trying to dislodge our own convictions? Its not a conviction to not have a conviction.
anywho, its a good movie that could have been great.
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