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I'm Not There
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Todd Haynes


Todd Haynes (VELVET GOLDMINE, FAR FROM HEAVEN) delivers this dazzling, experimental take on the life of popular music's most revered and enigmatic artist: Bob Dylan. In keeping with the impossible-to-pin-down nature of Dylan himself, Haynes chose to cast six different actors to portray several incarnations of the groundbreaking troubadour. The result is a challenging, sprawling work that spans several decades and genres. Woody (Marcus Carl Franklin) is a young black child with a folk music obsession; Jack Rollins (Christian Bale) is an upstart folksinger whose protest songs have ignited an entire generation; Arthur (Ben Wishaw) is a Rimbaud-esque figure who has begun to embrace a new form of lyrical poetry; Robbie (Heath Ledger) is a well-known actor whose marriage to the lovely Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) crumbles under the weight of his lifestyle; Billy (Richard Gere) is a slippery frontiersman who echoes Dylan's infatuation with the Old West and American folklore; and, finally, there is the substance-abusing, confrontational Jude (Cate Blanchett), who represents Dylan in the turbulent mid-1960s.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 135 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

2-Disc Set

Region 1

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 1.85

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Director

Todd Haynes

Producer

John Sloss

Producer

John Goldwyn

Producer

James D. Stern

Producer

Christine Vachon

Screenwriter

Oren Moverman

Screenwriter

Todd Haynes

Star(s)

Bruce Greenwood

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Press

"Haynes executes a fascinating fictional riff on the many faces of Bob Dylan....[He] lets his kaleidoscopic visual imagination dictate the narrative flow."

- Kevin Courrier, Box Office

4 stars out of 5 -- "Carl Franklin is a sensation, Heath Leger outstanding...and Blanchett thrilling..."

- Jonathan Dean, Total Film

 

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