Im Not There
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Im Not There is a fantasia, a tell all, a biopic thats all high points, a folk rock essay, and a dream, all wrapped into one.
Haynes, astutely perhaps, has created a biopic with little time for justice or indeed any of the reverence and piety of recent films such as Walk the ..
What Haynes does is take away the reassuring segues that argue everything flows and makes sense, and to show whats really chaos under the skin of the ..
Its so daring and so inventive that it feels like a strange kind of treasure.
A vividly imagined homage to the evolving music and enigmatic figure we know as Bob Dylan.
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The iconoclastic film about the idiosyncratic artist is truly an inventive film but not an easy one to come to grips with or instantly enjoy.
Perhaps the whole weird, scattershot thing might play better when you can skip search to your favorite bits.
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A marriage of surrealism, idolatry, and psychological babbling, Im Not There is an especially intoxicating witches brew for the Dylan faithful, with e ..
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This is a film in which the name Bob Dylan is never uttered once and yet it still comes closer to getting to the bottom of the man, his music and his ..
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An absorbing, occasionally hallucinatory disquisition on how Dylan has brilliantly eluded his audiences projections.
The spiritual project of transformation is the heart and soul of this creative film about Bob Dylan.
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Which isnt to say that we dont form a relationship with these creatures.
Haynes does it again with his exceptional new Im Not There, a deconstruction of the biopic as well as a fascinating look at the cult of celebrity.
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Woody undergoes an Old Testament ordeal hes swallowed by a whale and emerges writing prophetic material thats finally relevant to his own generation.
His poetic, often elliptical method of storytelling doesnt always work, but at least it never feels like hes forcing himself to be unusual.
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Not particularly entertaining or enlightening, but it is slow moving and long.
But thats mainly for the 60s buffs, you say; what if you werent there and dont care Well, gee, in that case, you probably wont be seeing Im Not There ..
A showy, if not terribly coherent, film that ultimately tells us less about its inspiration than about the filmmakers penchant for technical flamboyan ..
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What emerges is a speculative, critical essay about the 60s, weighted down in spots by political correctness and a conflicted desire to mock Dylans de ..
Todd Haynes bold, unconventional Dylan biopic is an experiment that doesnt always pay off, but there are strokes of genius in both the direction and p ..
Im Not There offers up a daring conceit and then falls apart trying to fulfill it.
This is not Walk the Line, or even Ray. Its more like Lisztomania, and other outrageous biographical freak shows created by that cinematic savant Ken ..
But, as Jude says, you get the feeling that something is happening, and you dont know what it is.
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But recognizing that doesnt mean having to pretend that a failure isnt a failure.
After the Oscar legitimacy of his ode to Douglas Sirk, Far From Heaven, Haynes couldve burrowed deeper underground or sold out entirely: Instead, hes ..
In other words, youre less apt to be bored by the more uninteresting partsespecially, the Christian Bale scenesbecause you dont get them all at once.
Im Not There feels like the most alive work to hit the screen in ages.
Unlike Blanchett, he doesnt really make you believe hes Dylan, but maybe hes not meant to.
Im Not There is brilliant, if often brilliantly surreal, filmmaking.
The most unexpected external fact about Im Not There is that Todd Haynes got Bob Dylans permission for this film.
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An extraordinary attempt to encapsulate the many faces of Bob Dylan that plays better to the convert than the sceptic. Like the nasal twang of the man ..
Richly textured, with allusions to Fellini and Godard, this discursive meditation on the complex and enigmatic Dylan (and the impossibility of the bio ..
Some people will dismiss it as a good physical impersonation of Dylan, but thats just the costume.
Just as Far From Heaven deconstructed the weepie genre, Im Not There tears open the by now formulaic rock biopic and puts it back together again, fasc ..
Youll have your work cut out keeping track of Haynes dotty intentions, but there remains something compelling in his mercurial art.
I cannot believe this is the Todd Haynes who topped my ten best list in 2002 with the magnificent, unforgettable Far From Heaven. Headed for the No. 1 ..
One of the real pleasure of the movie is the great acting from people who have just a few moments on screen.
That may make for a great collection of bonus material, but it doesnt make understanding the film any easier.
It makes Yellow Submarine look like a miracle of sober narrative.
A fascinating work for cinema and Bob Dylan fans alike. Haynes has painted a perfect picture tribute to the musical icon that only misses a beat in th ..
There are those who will applaud what Haynes and his actors have accomplished, and I can understand its appeal on an intellectual level. But I am not ..
made a movie that looks, sounds and feels just like a great Bob Dylan song.
Simultaneously head scratching and thought provoking, Todd Haynes metaphorical Bob Dylan drama feels more like poetry (or music) than a biopic.
A challenging film, one that I suspect can only benefit from multiple viewings. The success of its approaches varies, but its intent is unfailingly in ..
Hayness much praised film lifts a concept Todd Solondz used 2 years ago for (the superior in my opinion) Palindromes...and his idea of breaking Dylan ..
And yet, even if you dont play that game, Im Not There is pretty good.
What emerges is more of an academic exercise in technique than an engaging discourse.
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In terms of sheer filmmaking, its one of the most full and intense things youll ever see.
But how does it feeeel Like a rolling shambles, much of it, and even a second viewing doesnt erase the sensation.
Some of it is freakishly brilliant, other parts no so much, while the majority of it is so oddly surrealistic and unusual I equal parts couldnt take m ..
Ive heard serious Dylan devotees say things like, Well, if you love Dylan, youll get the movie, but no one else will.
Theres nothing subtle about this, either, and its obviousness to a cynic makes it less appealing than the softies go for with no questions asked.
After showing great restraint in Far from Heaven, Haynes gets high on his spectrum of styles: B&W, color, documentary, visual metaphors, surrealism, e ..
This drama, a surreal, fractured examination of the mercurial singer songwriter comes closer to revealing the man behind the music than anything thats ..
To study Dylans career is to ponder provocative questions about poetry, politics, music, politics, celebrity, spirituality, and American history.
The directors disappointment in Dylans downward metamorphosis from outlaw poet, prophet and political idealist to cynic, egotist, wasted stoner, Jesus ..
There are also some great performances from Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and, particularly, Blanchett. But director Todd Haynes works under the misapp ..
This works so well that long before the end you dont merely accept the use of these wildly diverse personae, but you may also even wonder whether Dyla ..
To fully appreciate the experience, one must accept that this isnt a straight biopic about Dylan in the vein of Walk the Line nor is it a musical trib ..
I love the idea of this concept as well as the way Haynes carried it out ... Im Not There always has something to look at, to grasp at, and to think a ..
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Marcus Carl Franklin plays Woody, an 11 year old African American boxcar rider who symbolises Dylans debt to Woody Guthrie.
The rise of Greenwich Village folkie Jack Rollins (a wonderfully slack Christian Bale) is chronicled in dead on deadpan mock doc style.
I realize hes labeled the Fake, but Haynes doesnt have to be coy in presenting him.
Presents its arguments with the imagination of a thesis paper...pleasurable, although exceedingly hard.
Im Not There is a very special kind of life and times. It leaves ordinary musical biopics like Ray and Walk the Line and Beyond the Sea in the dust.
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Im Not There is the most narratively adventurous outing in recent memory, and mostly, thats a good thing.
Live, breath, sing, obfuscate, exhale: Im Not There is a kaleidoscopic blur, a puzzle confected from muzzle flash, a tale born on the prairie but with ..
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Where is the unhygienic little schnorrer who slept on peoples couches and forgot about most of them when he made it big Either Haynes doesnt know wher ..
Im Not There would make a fine exercise for graduate school analysis. Im just not sure how well it works as a movie.
Im Not There is funny, poignant, interesting and nostalgia inducing, but above all its a Todd Haynes movie, and thats a good thing.
Incorporates and represents everything I hate about Bob Dylan, which is what everyone loves about Bob Dylan, so this is emphatically a movie for those ..
A multifaceted diamond of a film. Todd Haynes joyously freewheels through the times of Bob Dylan.
Director Todd Haynes takes an artistic leap, I just dont want to catch all of the finished product.
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...not a biography by any conventional definition but an impressionistic survey of the artist, his art, his interaction (and at times collision) with ..
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One can only hope that Dylan fans will get something out of this because to everyone else its just a disjointed mess.
Though an original idea, its not so far out: Haynes does a never dull job of showing the many personae of a man who has no central core and who is not ..
Often as bad as a Mary Harron biopic, the movie doesnt really cross the line into the intolerable until Blanchetts hopped up smartass performs Ballad ..
Here is a virtuosic display of Todd Haynes capacity for reflecting Dylans forward thinking via a blend of perfectly coded vignettes. Its not a film fo ..
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So self aware and dull, you wonder whats the point of Haynes being experimental if his experiment doesnt yield something thats compelling or, at the v ..
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Writer director Todd Haynes has come up with the most interesting psycho cultural biographical mix in memory here, managing to make the film reek of t ..
Takes the genre in a different direction and features quality performances from Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.
The superb music and acting is enough to make this experiment a success, but just because Haynes didnt blow up the lab doesnt mean he made a scientifi ..
Forget the six impersonations of Bob Dylan. Ultimately, Im Not There is all about Todd Haynes trying to be Jean Luc Godard.
Im Not There is at once experimental and mainstream: Haynes juggles the facts, plays fast and loose, but serves up images, and songs that are as much ..
This audaciously imagined but ultimately surprisingly conventional not quite biopic insists on tethering Dylan to politics, to biography, to the 1960s ..
But once into its rhythm There is a satisfying oddity, an abstract tone poem that cant be denied its hip vibe and soulful labors.
Im Not There is so sleek and stylish as to nearly disappear from sight as youre watching it. But at the same time, you recognize the pleasure of the c ..
Instead it captures Dylans spirit vibrantly, maddeningly and, above all, lovingly.
Haynes film has no straight lines, it is all collage and pastiche and an endless series of intersections that all, quite improbably, lead to a startli ..
Todd Haynes masterful portrait of Bob Dylan scrutinizes the musician poet actor artist husband father outlaw and leaves him at once as mysterious as e ..
...a kind of filmic Dylan song, allusive and evocative and purposefully, poetically ambiguous.
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Haynes is brilliant at tearing off the top of his own head and giving audiences a peek into his pop obsessions.
When it was over, I couldnt move. Despite a couple of slow stretches and Dylan has them, too Im Not There turns out to be worthy of its subject. This ..
As an imaginative reflection on a huge, influential career, the movie works, but theres simply too much myth and not enough man.
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takes us laughin, spinnin, swingin madly across the screen with Dylan metaphors and anecdotes
Certainly an enjoyable experiment, but ultimately as fruitless as reporter Jerry Thompsons search for the truth about Charles Foster Kane.
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Exactly as weird, deep, nonsensical, rambling and wheezy as Dylans music. Haynes could have cut his movie in half, then reordered the scenes at random ..
Yet once one actually looks into the films inner workings the nuts and bolts of scenes, performances and thematic connections it doesnt hold up.s fail ..
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Empty, literal nostalgia...Haynes brings the detached cool, making his exercise in self indulgent nostalgia safe for hipsters.
Abstract expressionism, paying tribute to its hero in a fashion every bit as enigmatic and chameleon like as the man himself. Is it a faux documentary ..
An experimental film that will delight, amuse and intrigue any Dylan lover.
Haynes & Moverman find a richness in this 10 year sliver of Dylans life that is further set throbbing by Haynes choices as a director.
Directed by: John Sayles Grade: C+ Sukiyaki Western Django SWD is a deliriously bent, un apologetically incoherent blast of a film.
Haynes slices Dylan into six unequal pieces, and passes the roles out to six completely different performers. The two who steal the movie are in some ..
An exhilarant. Sends you out of the theater just as Dylan (and Rimbaud) would have it: with a riot of perfumes.
the multiple actor gimmick is fascinating to grapple with (as is the movies comparably shape shifting visual identity) but it leads to an uneven ride
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is not only a kaleidoscopic view of events in the life, music and myth of Bob Dylan, but a critical deconstruction and synthesis of Dylans various med ..
Im Not There gets surprisingly naturalistic performances from Ledger and especially Bale.
Alas, this isnt the first time that writer/director Haynes has created a film with a stunning conceit that never reels in its audience.
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