Thursday, August 23, 2007
He is everyone, he is no one
"All I can do is be me,
Whoever that is.
The trailer of the new Dylan movie "I Am Not There" opens up with this prophetic sentence by Dylan. This sentence made it clear to me, why I felt like Dylan has written something about everything. That "whoever that is" coupled with the title of one of the best biographical accounts I watched "No Direction Home" , by Scorsese, tells you of a soul looking for home, not finding it and changing on the way, and writing about it on the way. He has been everyone on his search, that's how he can sing about everyone.
I was introduced to Dylan by my sister, Desire album, and baptized by Thuan. After that he has become a sort of an addiction to me. "Blonde on Blonde" has become my personal best album, and "I Want You" my personal best song.
So the news of semi-biographical movie shot in Dylan's imaginative style comes to me as a great news. Whats more interesting is the list of artists who will play different Dylan's, which include Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett , the young Dylan above.
The soundtrack is also very interesting with covers such as:
All Along The Watchtower --Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers
Fourth Time Around--Yo La Tengo
I'm Not There--Sonic Youth
Knockin' On Heaven's Door--Antony & The Johnsons
Ring Them Bells--Sufjan Stevens
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Memphis Blues Again--Cat Power
Here is the official trailer. It will be a limited release movie. It is coming to Germany on January 2008.