I'm a big Bob Dylan fan and finally watched Todd Haynes's Dylan film, I'm Not There, last week. I hadn't slept much the night before and kept nodding off for one or two minutes at a time, which didn't help the non-linear, surreal structure of the film. For the first 3/4 of the movie, I enjoyed a few scenes here and there, but wasn't that impressed on the whole. Inexplicably, though, during the last quarter, all of the various story lines, cinematography styles, characters and time periods coalesced into one subconscious fuge that left me thinking, "yeah, if I was going to make a movie about Bob Dylan, it would be exactly like that."

This is one of my favorite scenes because of all of the beautiful, dreamlike imagery. The band performing Dylan's song, "Going to Acapulco", is Jim James and Calexico. Oh, and all of Cate Blanchett's scenes are pretty fantastic, too (p.s. - the one in this link is probably NSFW).

Video Friday: Going to Acupulco (from I'm Not There)

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