Dylan Wins Pulitzer Prize: A Solitary and Beautiful Mind

Dylan Wins Pulitzer Prize: A Solitary and Beautiful Mind

I paid the price of solitude
But at least I’m out of debt.

Bob Dylan, Dirge

Bob Dylan Named a Pulitzer Prize Winner

Bob Dylan was named a Pulitzer Prize Winner on Monday, April 7, 2008. A Special Citation was awarded to Dylan for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

Bob Dylan: i Is Another

I’m Not There is a visionary rendering of Dylan’s life and music that is as bold as possible, while never pretentious. It takes Dylan’s songs and the biographic details that we know of his life and mashes them up. Fevered interpretations resonate against one another to create an experience that is more like tumbling within the whirlpool of one of Dylan’s kaleidoscopic songs than watching anything remotely like a biographical movie. At its best, which is quite often, I’m Not There summons the sensation of what it must have been like to live in Dylan’s skin at crucial moments in his life. Simultaneously, the film makes it undeniable at every moment that you are watching a cinematic interpretation of “Dylan,” not the man himself.

At a certain point, Dylan as a solitary figure, extraordinarily beautiful and yet so alone, seems to hold the essence of I’m Not There, which takes its name from a song that is also, almost, “not there.” Toward the end of the movie we hear that song, which Dylan recorded with the Band in the summer of 1967. Its half-finished lyric is impenetrable and exquisite. Dylan’s delivery is garbled yet assertive, peppered with made-up words and seeming disconnections that ultimately shape themselves into a whole that’s both elusive and achingly complete. Regardless of how much you may already know about him, I’m Not There deepens and humanizes your understanding of Dylan.

A Bob Dylan Tribute: I’m Not There

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I is Another

I’m Not There is a visionary rendering of Dylan’s life and music that is as bold as possible, while never pretentious. It takes Dylan’s songs and the biographic details that we know of his life and mashes them up. Fevered interpretations resonate against one another to create an experience that is more like tumbling within the whirlpool of one of Dylan’s kaleidoscopic songs than watching anything remotely like a biopic. At its best, which is quite often, I’m Not There summons the sensation of what it must have been like to live in Dylan’s skin at crucial moments in his life. Simultaneously, the film makes it undeniable at every moment that you are watching a cinematic interpretation of “Dylan,” not the man himself.

At a certain point, Dylan as a solitary figure, extraordinarily beautiful and yet so alone, seems to hold the essence of I’m Not There, which takes its name from a song that is also, almost, “not there.” Toward the end of the movie we hear that song, which Dylan recorded with the Band in the summer of 1967. Its half-finished lyric is impenetrable and exquisite. Dylan’s delivery is garbled yet assertive, peppered with made-up words and seeming disconnections that ultimately shape themselves into a whole that’s both elusive and achingly complete. Regardless of how much you may already know about him, I’m Not There will deepen and humanize your understanding of Dylan.

I’m Not There (Unofficial Trailer)

I’m Not There (Movie Clip)

Dylan’s 1965 San Francisco Press Conference (Said to be the First)

Music Audio: Bob Dylan/Blowing in the Wind

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    Bob Dylan: I is Another


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My Articles for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Senior quarterback Tyler Donovan threw a career-high three touchdown passes en route a Wisconsin football 42-21 victory over Washington State in the 2007 season opener Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. A sellout crowd of 81,547 came to watch the Badgers begin their 2007 slate. Today was the 26th consecutive sellout at Camp Randall Stadium. Seventy-nine of the last 89 games have been sellouts with the other 10 games drawing at least 70,000 fans.

For a very amusing, nearly unbelievable story of Wisconsin hetero-fan hijinks, see today’s column by Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic Magazine.

[tags: Wisconsin beats Washington State, Badgers beat Washington State, sex, sexy, scandal, photographs, football, sports]

The new film about Bob Dylan, “I’m Not There,” has led to sizable interest. This posting presents the official video trailer for “I’m Not There,” as well as two “unofficial” ones. Also, there is an engaging video of Dylan’s Time Magazine interview. Music videos, photographs, and a great photo-gallery also included.

[tags: Bob Dylan, movies, celebrities, photograph, gallery, YouTube]

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All I Can Do is Be Me: Bob Dylan’s Times in “I’m Not There”

Bob Dylan: All I Can Do is Be Me

 

“All I Can Do is Be Me”

I’m Not There (Official Trailer)

I’m Not There (Unofficial Trailer)

I’m Not There (Movie Clip)

The Times They Are A-Changing (1965)

Like a Rolling Stone (1966)

Time Magazine Interview

(From the Documentary: “Don’t Look Back”)

(Dylan Presents a Strong Critique of Main Stream Media)

Audio: Bob Dylan/Farewell

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Bob Dylan: I’m Not There

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