We recently posted about the "I'm Not There" clip that surfaced online with Cate Blanchett and David Cross in the roles of Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, respectively. We also mentioned in the music section of that post that a recent attendee of a color correction screening of the film revealed a few musical tidbits (like confirming the use of Sonic Youth's title track in the film).
Well, the alleged same person who wrote the aforementioned screening synopsis has posted in our comments section (or at least they purport to be that person and we don't see why someone would pose as them).
Here's what they had to say:
"Hi, I'm the person who posted the note about seeing "I'm Not There" with Todd [Haynes] and it true that no one in the film is named Bob Dylan. Christian Bale does play him in the early sixties - playing him hunched over his acoustic guitar on an early sixties TV program, getting the Tom Paine award [for his contribution to the civil rights movement] and making the comments about Lee Harvey Oswald, playing in a field in the south on a low flat stage and then near the end as a minister. Heath Ledger is seen a couple of times in the sixties but mostly as a New Morning/Blood on the Tracks period-Bob, fooling around on his wife [Sara] (played by Charlotte Gainsbourgh) and then fighting in court over child custody. Ledger's version of Dylan is actually more like he left music to become a James Dean like movie star. Cate Blanchett plays him in the 'Dont Look Back' Newport/England period (with Michelle Williams as a Edie [Sedgwick]-type starlett named Coco - they have all the "She's Your Lover Now" dialogue). Richard Gere plays him as a fusion of Billy the Kid/Dylan who survived being shot and killed by Pat Garrett (or a motorcycle accident) and went on to live a quiet like in a town where everyone is named after a Basement Tapes character. and so on and so on......"I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name" [from Highway '61 Revisited's "Desolation Row"]Hey Kelly, write us more about the music, please.
Download: Bob Dylan "She's Your Lover Now"
Download: Bob Dylan - "Maggie's Farm"
Download: Bob Dylan - "Desolation Row"