Sunday, March 20, 2005

I’m Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan

Bob Dylan will be portrayed by seven actors — one of them a black woman - in a film about his life scheduled for releaes in 2006.

Director Todd Haynes, he of "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" and the more commercial "Far from Heaven" fame, confirmed last week that he is searching for a woman who can do justice to Dylan’s “inner blackness”.

Paramount, the producing studio, is not totally happy with Haynes decision. An executive said: “Dylan has always acknowledged his debt to blues and gospel, but critics may say there are other ways of celebrating the African-American musical heritage. Todd is, however, a serious film maker and we are confident that he will treat it all with respect. We hope.”

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