Saturday, August 25, 2007

ZIMMY MAN

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Must admit I wasn't super-thrilled when I heard Todd Haynes was manning the Bob Dylan bio flick. Seems everything in his hands became a gay fantasy of sorts; some of it's been very good (Far From Heaven, for one). But despite an amazing soundtrack, Velvet Goldmine, his last rock fantasy, was a fictionalized lost opportunity. It didn't help early predictions for this flick when he cast numerous actors to play Zimmy at different stages in the bard's career, including Cate Blanchett, black child actor Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Christian Bale. But the finished film, I'm Not There, looks like it might actually be pretty good. I'll await this one with a lot of anticipation.

By the way, Bob Dylan rocks!

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